First off let me state that I am a moron.
I have replaced at least a dozen water pumps in these drives and I screwed this one up.
I forgot to put the remote shifter in drive when I put the lower gear case back on. When I fired the boat it is fine in neutral and will go into reverse but instantly killed the engine going into forward.
I removed the lower gear case after I realized what I had done and now the shift shaft will not turn clockwise into forward gear.
Don't know if I broke the shift crank or I am just out of alignment or what.The shaft will allow me to put the drive in reverse but not forward.
Any clues would be very helpful.If I need to remove the shift shaft,I will take it to a professional.