found this site while searching how to remove shifter on our 04 edge 3.0 5sp. sure enough there was the answer. bought this truck for my son as his 1st car. took him a couple of months practicing to feel comfortable with the stick. he drove it to school a couple of days and the clutch went. no fault of his, the slave extended itself and wouldn't return. now we are doing the clutch and I will search for input on the best components so we won't have to do it again!