I have an xlt1200 that I am getting ready for the water. My trim cable is so stiff that I can hardly move it. I've already gotten the front end of the cable disconnected, and I've unscrewed the plastic nut off the pump side. However how do I remove the metal end piece that attaches to a ball end on the pump side? I see a 8mm nut on the metal end piece however if i try to unscrew it, the whole cable twists. I've tried pliers to hold the cable from twisting but since it's a smooth metal rod, I can't get a good enough grip. I've tried heating with a torch as well. Any ideas?