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2003 Mazda Tribute manual tranny shift lever loose

The vehicle was put into reverse and the shift lever moves easily into all shift positions but does not shift the transmission.  What is the most likely cause and how easy is it to get to?
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The cable from the shift box inside the vehicle to the transmission was disconnected from the shaft on the transmission.  The spring clip was not positioned correctly and the minus 18 degree temperature/thick transmission oil required a lot of force to shift.  As a result the cable slipped off. 
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