I just went out and looked at the tv cable and this jogged my memory. As I said, I have disconnected the tv cable to remove the carb several times. About 2 weeks ago when I was disconnecting the tv cable I remember seeing a lead fishing weight being used as a cable stop on the tv cable. I just made a mental note to look at that in the future. Well it gone now so there is no tention on the cable other than the end of cable stop.
Sound like my problem?
I'll do some research and see what the right set up is. Maybe I can find a tranny shop locally that has one.