yeah, its hard to explain over the internet. but the cable goes through the spring and down through the larger hole in the slide, then as you are compressing the spring and the slide move the little cable nib over to the smaller hole in the slide. i also find it easier (when you are putting the top of the carb back on) to put the slide assembly in about half way first, then put the choke plate in, and push them all of the way down together. just dont force anything, you can damage stuff real easy. growing a third arm would be very helpful.