Wish me luck. Ordered the new assembly from my dealership. Part should be arriving tomorrow. Hope I don't break the new one trying to put it back in. Couldn't find the one for the ST so this one is actually for the RS. I'm curious how it'll be.Its all about the appropriate and effective application of leverage. In my case, I used my bench vice and secured the assembly. Then used a nylon strap, wrapped it around the head twice underneath the studs and pulled straight up. No problem at all. I had more issue getting it back onto the car really ...
http://www.focusst.org/forum/focus-st-builds/38152-blackbird-peregriner-13.html Here are some pictures.