Should just fall out at that point. I am guessing its just being stubborn. Have you tried just getting under it and pushing the whole case up to wiggle it out? Make sure the tranny is secured well and the vehicle is blocked. Or you can try using a jack to lift it a bit and hopefully break the bond. Wonder if someone pulled it in the past and then used sealant. If they used the canned permatex I could see it be a pita.
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