Blue5ive: that's what I mean, I understand that carefully pulling them up would suffice, instead he's twisting the needles, etc but I figured that it was simply due to the model that cluster came from being different.
FocusedSlayer: I figured it would be as simple as your scenario, especially if I lay my cluster down flat on an even surface while I work, I'd be able to just lift the pieces & not move the cluster while placing everything back on. If I move it upright, I risk losing readings once I remove the pegs...the needles sway straight down. If that's all that I require then the only other thing I'd need to do is superglue the stopper from the orange fuel & temp needles to the countour needles. (found that here: http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=47589