The intermediate shaft was placed in the freezer while I heated a 1" set collar on top a kerosene heater. The manual shows pulling the bearing with a puller, but I decided to do the removal with a press instead. I removed the frozen shaft and placed it on top of the heated set collar to warm the bearing for a few minuets. I installed the bearing clamp and put the assembly in the press. The clearance between the gear and bearing is extremely tight. As soon as the bearing moved a little , the clamp was tightened to allow a better bite. The freezing and heating paid off when the bearing came off nicely without excessive force.