1998 Ford Escort LX 4cyl. 2.0L SOHC - Manual Clutch pedal not coming up off floor on it's own (can pull it up) and unable to shift while car is running (will shift into 1st and 3rd when car is off). The clutch pedal must be manually lifted by hand from the floor when trying to bleed brake fluid. Replaced the slave cylinder and found that there is a significant leak on the hydraulic transmission line, squirting out brake fluid when the clutch pedal is moved up and down. The first image below shows the exact location of the leak (right at the coupling). The 2nd image below shows a side view of the clutch line location, with the battery holding bracket over the top of it. Tried to find a replacement locally, but no one seems to carry it. Ford has discontinued the part (hydraulic transmission line). Tried to order Centrics Part# 151.45020 from different vendors online, even those cross-referencing the part with Mazda, but the orders were cancelled by the vendors with the reason "out of stock" and "unable to determine when restock is available". One vendor sent the wrong part, a Dorman brake hose # H380166, which not even closely resembles what I need (rather, the one they sent looks like a caliper brake hose). Need help fast with determining what to do next, if any special tools are involved in removing this line, maybe some cost perspectives if you know of any, and if I am looking at replacing any other parts other than this hydraulic transmission line and the master cylinder. Need the car ASAP to find employment! Any ideas and advice for repair are welcome. Thanks in advance.