yes, you are correct. I failed to see the broken plastic "claw" during the first several inspections. If you can zoom in on that pic that I posted, you can see the trapezoid shaped gap in the side of the plastic. The gap is what I overlooked. I'm trying to get a replacement right now from a transmission shop and Mercedes dealer. Both are searching. I may have to replace more than just the plastic piece. we'll see.Lack of mechanical connection between shifter and valve was brought up in post #16.