ok, So I'm back to where I was the other day. This time I have a picture. I have pulled my stand away from the out drive as I thought perhaps that was causing the assembly not to move forward....I have the out drive on the studs, I put the out drive in gear forward ( I understand that with the drive off and still this far apart perhaps it is not going into gear?). I'm still able to turn the prop shaft by hand,...so, does this mean I'm really not it gear or does this mean I still don't have the drive shaft in the coupler?? I've giggled, I've kicked, It ain't going on and seems to be hitting something the way it feels.