I hate when the answer is that I didnīt stay at it long enough... Was simply a question of force. After I had it in place, I convinced myself it wasnīt correct because I couldnīt move the arm forward with my fingers. Guess the idea of the cable and clutch lever is to provide leverage. Duh.
however, I am a bit preoccupied by how far the arm sticks out. See pic. The space between the bottom of the flange on the arm and the case is a good 8 mm... I donīt remember how much space there was before I took it out. Can anyone confirm whether or not this is correct. The bike seems to be shifting normally otherwise, leading me to believe that itīs fine.