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Lift Collar Not "Lifting" on '07 Saab 9-3 Aero Conv

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The gear knob on my 6 speed manual '07 9-3 Aero convertible popped off (I know that's a common problem). I pushed it back on (mayB a little too hard?) and now the lift collar doesn't feel like it "lifts" anything and I can't get into reverse gear. No matter what I do, it just goes into 1st gear. I took the cover off and there are no broken pieces anywhere, but the plastic piece that fits over the shaft with a spring coil around it looks warn/bent on the bottom left hand side. I don't know what it's supposed to look like, but I can't really tell if that's the problem. I have looked for this problem all over the internet and found nothing.
Anybody have any ideas?