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the tough part is getting it back in with the clip, I still hate doing this many years after, but my wife and I have gotten pretty good at popping them back in to place. It usually includes some crude jokes from me about "shafts" and "lube".
seriously though, use 2 people when installing the shaft back into the birf. I have never been able to do it solo. one person needs to push while the other compresses the clip. I usually have my wife hammer in the shaft from above while I press the clip into place with a couple small flathead screwdrivers.
There was no clip on the outside.