Hey all, got my shifter installed...
pretty straight forward with the instructions they included... only headache was the fact that my shifter ( i dont know if they are all like that) but my shifter was already assembled, and it took longer because i had to take it apart to transfer the pivot bushing....
would have been easier if cosmo just included the roll pin and told you to install it.
First start out by unscrewing the shift knob, removing the reverse lockout spring and then remove the shifter trim by pulling up around the shifter and the center console armrest with the lid open
heres what your left with
next remove the shifter support bracket to gain access later for the bottom shift cable, 2 phillips and 2 10mm bolts, pull it out and put it aside, i already removed it in the picture above, but you'll see it.
now spread the metal clips, pull down and then push to the side for the bottom shift cable, i forgot to get a pic, but the instructions will tell you to remove this white plastic "cup" from the oem shifter and transfer it to the cosmo one, cosmo says to use a hammer and punch, but i was able to use a small screwdriver and pry on the inner lip of the cup and get it to pop off easy
this is the pin and the push nut that cosmo says to remove, but with me hammering for a minute or 2, it didnt budge at all and i couldnt get a screw driver behind the push nut to pry it off, so i determined to just use a small pry bar to pry the side cable off the shifter..
it worked for me, but be careful so you dont break it
next the instructions tells you how to push the 4 tabs and then use paper clips, i just used push pins
i put the knob back on the shifter to grab something, then you just have to pull up and it'll pop out.
remember the side cable is still attached. just pry towards the passenger side, you'll figure it out
closest picture i have, but you'll have to hammer out the roll pin for the reverse lockout so you can put the oem plastic bushing onto the cosmo from the oem shifter
then you need to remove the plastic pieces from the shift boot. just flip it inside out and you'll see 2 small clips and then it comes apart, there is a small part that is glued, just peal it slowly. you can see the pieces in the backround.
with it inside out, put the boot onto the cosmo reverse lockout then secure with a ziptie
after that, then put the reverse lockout back on the shifter, hammer in the roll pin, then install the cosmo in the reverse order. dont forget the cable on the bottom
reinstall the shifter trim after installing the shifter base support with the 2 phillips and 2 10mm bolts. then pass the plastic trim ring for the boot through the shifter hole and clip it back into place
then install the reverse lockout spring, jam nut and the knob nut. then finally the knob