Well guys after years of this problem......... I'm pretty
to say it was just that the bracket that clamps onto the shaft coming out of the trans was loose on it. It has a bolt that clamps it onto the shaft and this came loose and allowed the bracket to slide out some and was wobly. I should have just checked this long ago and it would have been solved.
That is what being Lazy will get you...LOL
Thanks again for the ideas and the breakdown of the shifter to follow.