1- replace just the knob. cut, grind, rethred as required
2- to take out the stick:
-remove rubber boot and dust boot to give yourself acces to the top of the tranny.
-you will now see a smaller rubber cap where the stick meets the ax15. pull this up and out of the way.
- this is where it gets tricky: using two fingers, push down as hard as you can on the small metal plate (~2"diam) surrounding the stick. it should go down about 1/2-1". continue to push as you twist your fingers to the left, as to rotate the retainer plate.
- this will unlock the retainer and it should pop up when you release
- the stick is now unlocked and should be pulled out with little effort
- the whole thing can be done from under the car as well (you'll need plenty of room -> elevator, ramp or pit)
if i can do it, you can do it
'95 2.5l red YJ. 35"BFG MTs on 4.5"SKYJACKER lift+ 5/8"Boomerangs, overhauled AX5 (still sucks)
smittybilt flares, bestop softtop and doors, double core aluminum radiator with Flexalite fan, new brakes allround, all poly bushings, armour