Originally Posted by speedysprocket
And that complex mechanism is your shift cable from the helm to the shift cable for the drive. Three nuts and it comes off to move out of the way.
Missed your comment on this. That's the shift bracket and as stated transfers the motion of the helm shift cable to the outdive shift cable. It also has the shift interrupt switch on it which shorts out the ignition when coming out of gear to remove the load of the dog clutch.