Just make sure to hold the cable very firmly between the part with the bushing and the bracket. You don't want the prying force to transfer to the part of the cable in the bracket. That can damage the cable. It's not hard to remove the cable using the method I described, but if you aren't careful the damage is possible. Another thing that makes the removal easier is prying between the rubber and metal with a flathead and spraying in some silicone spray.No I did not try that yet. I was trying to force the flat between the rubber and the metal ring portion. Its a little too dark outside now (and no garage) so I'll have to give it a try in the morning using your method. Thanks for the quick reply and I'll let ya know if it works out for me!