Thanks Bendee, I guess 90 percent of the posts on here could apply to your 'logic'. Everyone should just purchase your workshop manual and answer their own questions. I did a search for previous posts on the subject before posting my question and found but one thread on it dealing with getting the driven gear into the gearcase.
Forunately, two individuals private messaged me with some useful tips and information, not wanting to create a fuss after your rather abrupt and less than helpful response. There are good people on this forum, and many of my questions have been answered based on questions of other forum members being answered by them with concise, and accurate information.
Thanks again for your able assistance!