Last night in the shower I got an idea of how to pull up that alignment pin. (I do my best thinking in the shower) I decided to drill the side of the alignment pin in the aluminum enough to make a divot so I could pry the pin up a little, with a stout ice pick. Well it worked like a charm! I will put some JB weld or epoxy in the hole when I assemble. Drill spot is under the bushing so it should not hurt a thing.