So I've got a '98 XJ with the np231 t-case. Apparently the PO had messed with it before. So I was taking it apart while its still attached to the jeep to install an SYE kit, and the first thing I noticed was it was bone dry inside. I hadn't checked it since I got it because the drain plugs were rounded out, so that's on me obviously. The other thing I noticed right away was the mode fork retaining spring and oil pump tube were missing from it. So it destroyed the oil pump and the mode fork. I have the replacements for it ordered and on the way. So my question is - can I remove the mode fork while the t-case is still in the jeep, or do I need to pull it all apart to replace it, therefore better off pulling it from the Jeep? Figured I would ask before finding out the hard way. Any info helps, thanks.