I felt the same as both you and Tim about the idea of trying to take it apart. I do not think that would be a good idea at this point. I was checking everything over and although my spacing will be off by a millimeter (or so), I do not think that it will be too much of a problem to work through it. I am going to continue with the model "AS-IS" and see where it takes me. I guess this will be a thread of "WHAT NOT TO DO WITH THIS MODEL"sign1.