Santa came early this year and decided I had been good enough to have a snow plow for my Brutus. I have got her all mounted up but I am having a problem hooking up the hydraulic hoses for the plow angle. The manual kind of glosses over the hookup as if it is no big deal but maybe I am being anal and have not figured it out. They talk about aligning a notched out area of the sleeve of the female connector with a ball on the base and retract the sleeve on the coupler. I can't get anything to move or retract no matter how hard I push, pull, twist, or cuss. Obviously I am missing something here. Anybody have an idea how to make these things work?No snow yet but want to be ready. Also, on a somewhat related issue, what is the general opinion on plow shoe skids. Pro or con?