neutral safety switch?
Are you sure there is a neutral safety switch? I certainly do remember the TRS switch (Transmission Range Selector) as it took me forever to get the stupid thing unplugged! anyway - to remove the valve body you need to unplug the TRS connector, shift the tranny to "low", disconnect the shift cable bracket, then turn the shift rod one more click to "ultra low". at that point you can lower the valve body. of course, this is with the 2G - as I just did this on my 2002. if you have more q's, drop a line! there's actually a really good write up on here with pics. I think it was by chewievette.