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Need model numbers but the cable has to be removed from the deck bracket, which is the spring end at deck, then the upper section on the engage handle has to be removed. Start at the deck and finish at the deck, by putting spring back into place. The owners manual showing the deck removal is the best place to find instruction.
I see question is still open, did you get the cable changed?