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From Corvetteforum member Chris Byrd

1. Remove Shift Knob: Pry up the plastic shift pattern on the tip of the shift knob. Remove the aluminum pressure pin using a flat head screw driver and a vise-grip. Fasten the vise grip to the pin and insert screw driver under tab and pry up. Note: If pin won’t move use some spray lube or liquid wrench to loosen up. Unscrew the shift knob.


From Corvetteforum member Mike Schriber

First pop off the shift pattern with a flatbed screwdriver. Next you need to remove the T shaped pin which holds the shift know in place. It's really wedged in and it'll take some effort to get it out. I grabbed it with a pair of strong pliers and then pried up with the flatbed screwdriver. I was worried about damaging the leather on the shift knob at first but all my efforts produced no ill effects. Once you remove the pin, just unscrew the shift knob.
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Make sure you whack yourself in the face with the pliers when the pin comes out unexpectedly. LOL
 

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I must of gotten lucky, all I had to do was carefully move the pin back and forward while pulling up, it came right out! /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif
 

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Be carefull, I broke mine right off... be carefull with the Vise Grip - that is how I took mine right off... left me with the stem only down the hole... talk about a problem.. :
 
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