5th gear is held in place by a spacer. On the 2wd version the spacer has the speedometer reluctor. On this version the spacer was secured by the yoke on the end of the out put shaft.
This pry bar made removing the top cover a breeze.
Top cover looks great.
Next remove the two roll pins retaining the over drive fork. They were flaired at the top. I used a 1/8 split pin punch and brass hammer to push the pins out. Note any flare and remove them carefully.
Be very careful when you remove the overdrive gear cluster. There are 3 springs under part of the synchromesh system. It’s not hard to reassemble them but be ready to chase springs. I wire tied the set for safe keeping.