Originally Posted by AKtracks
It worked for me, YMMV. Good luck.
Next time I'm in Fairbanks, the beer is on me. It was a fiddly job, but perseverance paid off, I finally lassoed it just so, and got the socket to pop back on the ball. Of course, all the yanking and pulling popped off the other ball and socket joint for the left/right adjustment. That one was relatively easy though.
I gotta say, that's not really a brilliant bit of design work, having an adjustment system that fussy and delicate inside a sealed unit like that.
but anyhow, thanks, problem solved!