So I tried pulling it from an auto wrecker. I got everything done to the point of a metal/rubber clip just outside the firewall (engine side) holding the cables. My knife wasnt sharp enough to cut through it, is there an easier way to get the cable out of that clip? I only had 2 hours (work) to get it to that point. The metal bracket on the interior side of the firewall that everyone has issues with I got the one bolt undone then I just used my mini pry bar to bend it up and it loosened the cables out of it. Another issue I saw was on the tranny side of the cable, right before the metal retainer clip there was about a half inch spot where there was no cover over the steel line and the steel was pretty rusted. It shifted fine though. Do you think it's better to just straight out buy a new cable and will that not matter?