I went to install the shift linkage today on my Eg / GSR hybrid and the damn thing is about half-way in. I used the old pin I took out the Cx since it looked exactly like the new GSR one I bought and was NOT mushroomed from when I beat it out with the socket extension. Anyhow, it's a little f**ked (mushroomed) from where I tried to beat it in. I'm probably going to remove it in the morning and if you guys have any tips install the new pin afterwards. It was a "bitch" getting it out, but getting it back in seems to be a "whore" I'm just hoping someone has done this enough times and maybe has a trick you can share Thanks! PS <> Will I ever have to remove this thing? Yeah, I'm sure if I blow the motor or the tranny gets ruined I'll have to remove the shift linkage. But, I've read where people have pulled the motor with the shift linkage attached. Should I just beat the damn thing in if worst comes to worst?