i'm never doing this again. it was easier to replace the hpop, injector orings and rebuild the rurbo in my 6.0 diesel. t trans almost fell off the jack twice, I couldn't get the stupid trans up in place without something hitting. it took me 3 hours of adjusting, pushing, pulling, swearing, prying, cursing and loudly proclaiming how much this sucks to get the stupid trans to line up.
Thank you for the info about indexing the t/c. That actually was the only thing that worked out.
thanks for the help. I'll be finishing up tomorrow and give a recap.