OH, HAPPY DAY!!!! I always knew my transom plug had a little cable attached to it (keeps it from getting dropped/forgotten) and there were some discussions that this was attached to a tube from the oil pan. After some groveling around on the concrete and getting some good light on the situation and fishing around with a steel rod and coaxing the darn thing a bit, I was indeed able to pull the oil drain tube out through the hole. YEA!! No more sucking oil up the dipstick tube, and not getting it all. I am SO Happy!!!