I would not be posting this now if something had gone wrong. I hope all the text in this shows up in the search when someone needs help at 3 am...
Blah blah blah, drained fluid, VB
off, everythings good. Replace 1-2, 2-3, leave OD and R alone, put VB
Now the good part. We go to shift into gears, and the shifter would not make it past N. Pretty tee'd off at this point, we call it a night around 3. Today we look at the VB
again, and we notice the rod that engages each gear is not sliding back enough to hit D. We tweak the rod on the main control and it's a tight fit, but the leverage of the shifter lets me shift good enough. We thought it was the rooster comb, the bar and wheel that runs over that, but it wasn't.
Fixed : 1st slipping, chirps into 2nd.
TC shudder @ 40mph
Aftermath : nice shifting, no 1-2 chirp at about 90% throttle (oh well)
I am hoping 1st keeps up and stays in tact, and that the TC shudder/gear selector do not fail on me.