Hello. I am working on a friends boat, trying to replace the water pump impeller. I can not figure out how to get the shift rod disconnected. I tried to drop the LU a little, but there is no connector there. I can see where it is connected up top under the carb, but the rod looks to have an offset in it. I can't see how that would fit down through the hole. I don't want to take the carbs off if I don't have to. Please help.