I have been getting codes for the epc solenoid, and sometimes the car doesn't shift right at WOT, so I have the part here and seem to have gotten in over my head a little on this one. I have the pan off, mlps off, nut on manual shift lever loosened...but I seem to be stuck here. I cannot get the lever to slide out so I can remove the nut, RC, and eventually solenoid. Is this just from age and it's stuck or does something else have to be done to remove/loosen this part? I've tried prying and only managed maybe 1/16th inch.