I am probably mentally insane as I decided to try and replace the leaking gasket on my F20 gearbox myself due to financial restrictions.

I have removed the gears and selection fork from end of the box and have started to pull the end plate and bearing away from the end of the box.

I have now hit a brick wall, the shaft that operates the fork at the top right hand side has a "widget" pinned to the side with two cap head pins that I do not know how to remove (it is captivated in the side of the shaft) and therefore cannot pull the plate off any further. If I had a drawing of the box It would be helpful, have scoured the web and cannot find anything anywhere.

Can anyone point me in the right direction or am I heading for disaster?

Please please can anyone help?