Well, I’ll be darned on the points. Even the Merc manual said .018, but the good people at Repco have to be right about the gap.
Since the detent is in the belly pan, your shift lever should indicate whether you have the early or late type of shifting lower unit. Mine is the early type, and neutral is in the 3 o’clock position. On the later style, neutral is at 12 o’clock like an OMC.
Here is how the kill switch wiring runs:
The black and red wire run to the kill switch. The green wiring runs to the points. There is a ground wire that comes off the switch that I grounded to something in the belly pan.