I'm trying to replace the drivers side cv axle on an '07 2.5L automatic. I've got it all apart ok but I can't get the old axle out. The clip will not release inside trans. . I've tried gently prying on it, turning it and prying again and pushing the old axle all the way in and tugging hard on it. Won't budge. Is there a trick I am missing here ? Some special pry tool ? I'm at a loss and as usual this VW is kicking my butt. Any help appreciated.