one time I was at a junkyard and saw a wrecked concorde, I just said aw **** it, and bought the shifter (just the regular one) but couldnt get it to work on my car, so if anyone needs a regular run of the mill second gen shifter to work with, I got one.
yeah, the handles were tough. i used my dremel to trim the melted plastic out of the hole the pin slides through. they used pliers and a flathead screwdriver and hammer to slide them out. the first on was thought but the rest fell right in.