Originally Posted by Dysfunctional
Very hard to put it into gear. Lever catch worn and trim buttons don't work.
Hard to put into gear is most likely the shift cable. Try disconnecting the cable and see if it moves freely.
Lever catch worn? Not sure what you are refering too.
Trim not working is most likely the up and down soleniods trim up could also be a bad trim limit switch. Try jumping 12V to the low current side of each soleniod terminals, if not working jump to high current side, if works the soleniods are bad. They are about $25 US.
Seldom is the helm control the issue for these.