Well I finally bought a TT short shifter from the local VW/Audi tuner guys today and put it in, it was a breeze! Here's the pics:
take off the clips and unscrew the one bolt with a 13 mm wrench and preferably an extension:
here's the part that comes off after taking 2 clips off:
after taking the clips and the screw off, (3 clips; 1 screw) pull hard on the shift lever, i had a friend hit it and pry it off that screw. just do what you gotta do!
here it is, the old shift lever:
here's the new one:
and here's the new one installed!
I am extremely happy with this purchase. It was $43 and the reduction in throws is amazing! The guy said about 15-20% less, and I was suprised as to how much shorter it actually was. It feels so smooth and perfect.