With a 94, you have the following points that can get sloppy in the shift linkage- the coupling can tear,or be loose (where the shift rod meets the transmission rod), there is a nylon bushing under the rubber bushing at the front of the shifter body (looking from the drivers point of view), and the shifter ball itself is nylon and can be easily replaced. Have you also looked at your motor mounts? Failed ones will contribute to the symptoms you are describing and won't help keep the realignment from working. Note: if you are going to not remove the shifter body from the car, removing the LH seat will make access and repair so much easier. Having noted that you have a 94, one more thing to note- if someone has replaced your shift lever with an earlier version (a white nylon bushing and ball versus the later nylon in metal casting), the nylon bushing may also be worn and contribute to the failure to find gear.