OK - HOLD THE PRESS - BIG NEWS - BIG NEWS
I just took out the shift knob and rubber boot and looked at how the lever is installed and it's installed BACKWARDS.
The bend/kink is the opposite of the picture of the one install on post #156.
I also took the stock shift lever and placed it on my kitchen table exactly the say it sits now in the car and if I turn it 180 degrees - the bend definitely is bending the opposite dirrection and more toward the center.
So hopefully the CPO Tech can just access the lever and clip from underneath and rotate it 180 degrees and everything will be correct.
Thanks Castel for all the help - Definitley an asset to this forum. PM me your paypal account and I'll send you some $ for all the help.
I'm taking it in tomorrow and will report back.
Last edited by LKNGOOD; 03-22-2010 at 08:51 PM.