Hello all, I have a Billygoat vac and the drive linkage came loose. The reason, only part of the sheathing of the cable is in the clamp when the linkage is adjusted properly because the cable itself is about 1/2" too long. What I need to do is to cut about a half inch off the end of the cable. Problem is the the mallet-shaped stopper on the end of the cable - there's no way I can take it off and then put it back on after I cut the cable to the proper length. Is there some sort of stopper I can clamp on the end of the cable with a vise or something? What would you recommend?