I climbed under there to see what I did. I put a thick zip tie around the part of the cable that has a black sheath on it, and attached it to the cross member. That pulled the assembly away from the exhaust.
I used one of those 36" long zip ties, which are around 1/2" wide. Of course, I cut the excess off. Those things are really handy, I have used them on exhaust hangers to center the exhaust on my Toyota - they can handle some heat apparently.
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