Working on my '91 alpha 1 Gen 2 mercruiser tonight and I was about to get started on changing my ujoint bellows and replacing my trim senders but i cannot get the lead wire to come off of the bell housing as the screw head is stripped. This is the wire that is attached to the port side gimbal ring and then to the port side of the bell housing. I can get a large phillips head in there but it is pretty much now a roberston, lol. In any case, i need to get this wire disconnected so i can pull the bell housing off. Can i just snip the wire and reconnect it with a butt connector or crimp? I don't want to try and take it off of the gimball ring as i don't want to chance stripping that one too.