very well said had the same option.One way is to take off the nut in the gas door area on the release mechanism, reach up in the inside and pull it out. Put two or three washers on it BEFORE you put it back thru the hole. This will back it out a little, enough to make up for the cable stretch. I guess you could do it the easy way and shorten the length of the retaining pin by cutting or filing. Don't forget there's a tank of gas right there!<G>
The washer method worked on my '89.