Recently got an STTNG and have had a hard time raising playfield. I noticed that both the left and right playfield slide mechanisms are bent inwards. The pivoting piece on the playfield slide mechanism is bent inwards and does not pivot all that well. It's part A-16637-1 or 2, for left and right. I want to remove and try to straigthen or just replace.
My question is, does the playfield have to come out to remove the playfield slide mechanism, or can I tilt the playfield up on the wood rails and remove and replace. There are screws on the underside of the playfield I can see, but not sure if there are screws going in the side as well.