it feels like it is shifting, but only between 2h and 4h, won't go into N or 4h. Vacuum pressure changes along with 2h/4h and front axle locks in/out too. someone suggested I might have gears out of sync in the tcase. I will not have help to rock/try to shift until saturday as it's on a declined driveway right now
It shifted through all 4 easily before starting it (so i don't think it's the lever), but had bad vac pressure and didn't realize it.
I think I might have to get into the transfer case. I've read threads stating "its possible to do while still on the truck" and "it's not rocket science". I'll dig through the manual more tonight.