Actually, I had just been in the Grand Cherokee section and when I glanced at 1998 in your sig, ZJ is what came to mind, which does use a c-clip 44. Still my bad. Maybe pull the other side to compare and see for sure that the new bearing was pressed on equally?
Gray 99 Laredo with '04 driveline wap. Tons of fun coming soon. Steel bumpers. 5 1/2" IRO coils, IRO adj. track bar. Rancho RS9000 Addco rear sway. 2"x.250" DOM long arms with johny joints. Custom A-arm with ball joint delete (J-joint). JK Moab wheels/ 33x 12.5 x 17 Cooper SST. Bushwacker Flares.