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How do you replace the cupholder on a 2007 Chevrolet Uplander?

Our in-the-dash built in cupholder (takes the place of an ashtray) fell of the track in the back and then would'nt go back on the track. After much wrenching around with the cup holder I finally got it back on the track. Then some months later it came off again. This time I wrenched it around and squeezed the sides in to pull it out. Now I studied the track and it looks fairly basic. Don't know why it falls off. Also I need to know how to get it back in. I'm sqeezing the sides to get it in place but it takes a lot of squeezing. There's got to be a better trick. Maybe tip it up and then squeeze it? Maybe use a screwdriver on both sides to wedge it in? Any help would be appreciated.


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