BA, thanks for the link. Looks like I'm in some trouble. Took the stock shifter out and the plate to which it mounts broke just at the rearmost bolts!! This is a thick casting but this cantilever design is prone for failure.
Too bad the car has 39k on it....no warranty.
Anyway, I can't get to the two forward 6mm bolts to remove the mounting plate without maybe dropping the tranny, something I don't think I want to get into.
Any suggestions? I could maybe bandaid it back together as 2,4 & 6th gears worked pretty well even when broken.