this is from the 1996 F-150, F-250, F-350 F-Super Duty and Bronco Workshop Manual
Transmission Shift Cable and Bracket
From under instrument panel, remove shift cable and bracket (7E395) from steering column.
Remove cable plastic terminal from gear shift lever pivot ball by prying with a screwdriver between cable plastic terminal and gearshift lever (7210).
Remove transmission shift cable from transmission shift cable bracket (7B229) by carefully lifting on the locking tab while pulling up on the fitting.
From engine compartment, pry cable grommet from dash panel.
Remove the plastic slide adjuster from manual lever pivot ball, prying with a screwdriver between the slide adjuster and manual control lever (7A256).
Remove transmission shift cable from transmission shift cable bracket by carefully lifting on the locking tab while pulling up on the fitting.
From engine compartment, pull cable through the instrument panel opening.
From instrument panel, feed plastic terminal end of cable through opening in dash panel to engine compartment.
Press cable grommet on transmission shift cable into dash panel.
From engine compartment, install transmission shift cable into transmission shift cable bracket and make sure locking ears are properly located and seated into bracket.
Place transmission shift cable on manual lever pivot ball and press into place.
From the passenger compartment, install cable-to-steering column transmission shift cable bracket onto transmission shift cable and make sure locking tab is fully seated and locked into place.
Snap cable plastic terminal to shift control selector lever pivot ball on steering column.
Adjust transmission shift cable. Refer to Transmission Shift Control Cable and Bracket in the Adjustments portion of this section.
Remove cable lock tab and replace with new lock tab.
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