I'm rebulding the engine gearbox ready to put back in car 1.6 16v but with F13 gear box and 1.2 fly wheel.

My question is would you be able to move the clutch at all just with the metal lever on the gearbox that holds the end of the clutch cable.
I fear ive done somthing wrong as ive never done this before and dont want to do any more if i have