1992 OMC Cobra 5.8L. Bellows are bad so pulled drive. I've read to release and remove bellows from the top, then both side pins and replace back through the top, but nothing about the shift cable. (1) Is it ok for the cable to stay hooked up when the side pins are off? The manual says to unhook from shift plate, unscrew through transom, and unscrew both bolts on transom end. Is this necessary? Or will there be enough free play to allow it to stay in? (2) Im also replacing the ujoints while im in there. I've read to pull the 4 bolts from the carrier bearing to remove the entire ujoint shaft assembly, the manual says something about shims when reassembling, but I've read another post saying just to re-install. I'd rather not take the entire drive to the machine shop, but he shim idea isnt very pleasing. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!