Took all apart today and the lever on the floor is totally seized. Will go to the dealer and buy a replacement. The cable and fuel door switch are still in great shape but I guess all the moisture dragged in over the years had taken its toll on the lever. Thanks for the information.
If somebody you don't know knocks on your door and makes a provocative hint, politely decline the offer. :bwekk:... I am coming to you live from a Holiday Inn tonight, so I cannot readily accept payment.... .