Guys thank you.... I was trying to do this outside on a white rock driveway and in the sun. A friend of mine stopped by and helped me get it over in the shade and installed.
I had taken it off last fall and installed for the first time my blade and then built the bucket project. Never dreamed that re-installing the deck would be such a problem.
When I get home I am going to copy and paste all the suggestions and print out for next time!!