Underneath the top section of my Alpha outdrive there is a metal tube that connects the shift cable to a threaded pin in the lower housing. I rotated the pin and it switches the unit from forward to reverse. When I push up no the tube one would expect it to connect to the shift cable, in my case if you find the "right" position rotating it .. it will connect otherwise if just spins freely. If I get it in the position where it connects how do I keep it there while installing the lower unit ? If not possible how do I replace the cable ? Can't find the R/R for this anywhere. Do I have to remove the upper half of the
outdrive ? I went to West Marine and we found the correct shift cable but it doesn't look anything like what I am looking at under this upper-unit. No tube. no washer with cotter pin on the tube.