dude.. your explanation was above and beyond the call of duty.. thank you for your time!!!
I got this thing apart... (AHHH crap... I am watching "worlds scariest places" on TV and the hot chick is going postal... i would have left her and turned off my walky talkie by now... ) anyways... just had to vent, she is pissing me off.
ok now, I got this thing apart. It is SOOO simple. I got some contact cleaner I am going to use to clean the inside of the sleeve. I am going to use silicon grease to re-lube. (I WILL make sure the contact cleaner is gone and that it is dry before installing parts. I just want to make sure it is the cleanest possible thing. I want my things clean and precise... so, I got to be anal about this. I want any old grease gone.
BTW: Anyone else reading this, I wouldn't use it on any kind of internals. it can swell o-rings.
(this cleaner is safe for plastics and rubber though, it is Cable life.. used to clean and lubricate brake cables on ofroad dirtbikes... its cool. good enough for my clutch, good enough for my trinity
Thank you biggy... your explanation was 110%.
Perhaps we can move his post to the FAQ section... it will be helpfull.