RE: Trouble with FB gear selector
Per,* On the end of the cable is a treaded section, mine has a fitting that attaches to the control with a carter pin.
If you remove the pin and separate the cable from the control you can wind the fitting out on the treads a bit, this might give it just enough more movement to assure you can engage the transmission from the bridge.
The fitting has a lock nut to set it once it is right.
I found this all out because one of my cables rusted out at the bottom of a loop behind the lower helm. It still worked but was held on by a thread. I had to put in a new one and adjust it.
Good Luck* JohnP