I got a 2004 Trakcer Pro Guide V-16 with a Mercury 50 ELPTO on it and I'm gutting it to pt down the eco-stuff flooring and get rid of the carpet. My question is that I can't seem to get the shifter apart to get it out. I already broke the dang little button at the base of the shifter that you have to hold in to get it into neutral. You hold in that button and the other button that you hold in to shift into forward or reverse and then shift it forwards or back and it is in neutral. I have to get the side piece off that this connects to and it won't come out because of the shifter cable still hooked up. I got it peeled back enough to see that there is a big silver box thing that all this hooks to and I took out three 5/16" bolts that hold the shifter to the box, but can't figure out how to get the shifter out. After I broke the tab off the that button, I see a big brass nut in there and I think when I take it loose it will come apart. My question is how do I get it back together with a new button. You can't get to that nut with the button on there. Sorry if the description sucks, but that's what I got to work with. Please help, and I hope I can buy just that shifter button and not have to buy the whole dang assembly. Please help quick!!! I hope to have this thing back together by this weekend or sometime early next week. Thanks!!!!!!!!