I finally got tired of my shifter leaking and decided to call Hurst. I ask the man I was speaking to if they new of this problem in rangers and if they had a revised seal to stop this problem. He responded, yes and he took my info. and said he would send it to me. No questions asked, for FREE!
Here's what it looks like:
I have yet to install it so I will see how it goes. I hope this will help a lot of people with this problem out.