Dang dude, just saw your email and this post.. Been detached from things that matter (Supra, beer, happiness) due to midterms. Sounds like you got it swapped out. Did you end up taking the lines completely out, or tough through it with zero wiggle room? Either way, glad you got past it. What Facebook group did you post the writeup to? Lemme know how it turns out once recharged. Remember.. 24.5 oz of non-leak seal R-134, the correct amount of compressor oil, and UV dye. You're almost set.