While working on my 8.8, I discovered that one of the shoes for the parking brake is a bit dislodged. I was turning the shaft from the other side with a lug stud not all the way seated from behind and am not sure if it knocked something lose. I know nothing about drum brakes and am looking for advice to get this back into place.
1994 YJ Wrangler, 4.0, AX15, NP231, 35x12.50x15 BFG KM2s, 4" RC lift, 1" lift Boom Shackles, 1" BL, 4.10 gears, 8.8 LSD in rear and D30 Aussie Locker in front, on-board air conversion, Ramsey RE8000 winch.
Since the axle shaft flange makes it difficult to get at the backing plate & attachment parts, you *might* have to pull the shaft to get to the loose/dislodged part.
If so, you'll need to pull the diff cover, remove the main cross shaft retaining pin, then slide the main pin out, then spin the c-clip so you can pull it out with some needle nose plyers. Once the c-clip is pulled, you can gently slide the axle shaft out enough to get to the brake parts.
Be extra carefull NOT to damage the axle shaft seal.