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With the Shelby safely lifted on a twin-post hoist, ProFab Performance technician, Matt Larue, starts the exchange process by removing the stock shifter, which actually can be done without removing the driveshaft. (The shifter is extracted through the inside of the car; the console, shift knob, and other associated interior pieces must be removed.) After unbolting the linkage arm from the transmission (there is one large 17mm shoulder bolt holding it together that must be saved), Matt removes two rotating clips that secure the pins for the shifter's linkage. With these pieces clear, the easiest way to do accomplish topside shifter removal is to work the arms downward until they fall on either side of the driveshaft.