Originally Posted by Davey Boy
I think that would work fine if you don't mind soldering when its down there. The gears aren't screwed in place, but you can probably get the board off without spilling gears. They aren't terribly complex to put back together if you do drop them though, my dad took them out and cleaned them up while I was cleaning my connectors and had no trouble putting it back together.
To make the access eaier, I think I can remove the wheel, then the black rubber splash guard behind the wheel (should be easy), then the area will be wide open.