aarrgghhh, coming home tonight, coming down the sliproad off the dual carrageway the gearbox wouldn't come out of 5th. After about 30 seconds of fighting with the selector I drove home in 5th riding the clutch (I was only a few mins from my house at this point).
I got home, I had a quick look and the linkage didn't seem to be obstructed, so I disconnected the linkage at the gearbox and tried to manually select neutral. It wouldn't budge.
I am going to get angry with it tomorrow and see if me and my friend Mr Crowbar can free it up.
But is it safe to say its knackered?