99 Durango transmission linkage adjustment
I have a 99 Durango that I need to adjust the transmission shift linkage on. I have always had some slop in the linkage (column indicator not aligned with gear vehicle is in) and I recently did some maintenance (replace filter, fluid, pressure sensor/solenoid, adjusted bands etc.) I dropped the valve body to see what condition the bands were in and in doing so I had to remove the shift linkage at the tranny. The transmission shifts fine manually but when I reattached the shift linkage (yes I attached it correctly) my initial indicator alignment issue has worsened. I can shift into park (enough to start vehicle and remove key) but all of the indicators are off a full gear - when in reverse it still indicates park, when in neutral it indicates reverse etc. I am pretty sure all I need to do is to adjust the linkage but for the life of me I cant figure out how to access the adjustment. I believe the adjustment is done in the cable after it leaves the firewall as there is a plastic cover/connector there. I might be losing my mind but I can't figure out how to access the adjustment mechanism inside the cover. I don't want to force anything to the point of something breaking and having to replace the entire linkage cable. Anyone know how to open this cover to access the linkage adjustment?