yep, the tube at the end usually hits the bellhousing before it will come out all the way. I've been able to prop the back of the engine up on a couple of boats, disconnect the bellhousing so it moves out of the way and then pull the cable out. On others, I've had to move the engine forward a couple of inches to get it out. Depending on the motor mounts you have, it could be a fairly easy to do or not.did you have to pull your motor? The only problem is the solid steering tube at the end. I am hoping once we cut the other cable out that maybe we can grease the steering hole and work it in.