I inspected the cable and it looks like it has a kink down by the clutch. I tried the mod but the spring I bought would not go over the cable. I will need a wider spring.Skip the cable unless you want a spare. I think you’ll be good with a double hook quadrant and firewall adjuster. I had one on my 02 from upr. It worked really well and was less than 50 bucks. If I go back to a cable setup on my 00 I’ll go that route again.
Also while you’re down there you might as well do the spring mod to extend the life of the tob.