OK, I've got my short shifter bolted on, but how on earth do you get the retaining spring back in? I can't figure out how to get it in for the life of me. Is it supposed to go back in upside down or something?
Are you sure the shifter is pushed down into the stabiliser bar the entire way?
In order to get the shifter assembly fully seated into the '96, I had to be under the car pushing up on the stabiliser while my gf was inside the car pushing down on the shifter. If I pushed too hard on the shifter without bracing the stabiliser from beneath, the entire thing would drop through the floor.