listen up all you haters =P i took my transmission off again today to figure out what was wrong with it. starting with the flywheel. Yes, it does have to go on a certain way, for all of the holes to line up (just like dannysauer said) second, my transmission not sliding into place. my old spec clutch had this collar thing around the tips of all the fingures on the pressure plate, im guessing its sort of an extension to the throw out bearing because the spec was relatively thin. so me, the person whos never done this work before and did by themself, figured, that i should take that collar off the spec and put it on the exedy, because it didnt have one. that being why my transmission didnt slide in easy, and why the clutch pedal built up so much pressure. unfortunately though the clutch master cyl broke loose from the fire wall and i still have to fix that but,... i did it, figured it all out and didnt have to take it to a shop. score 1 Boxxy, Cobalt SS.net-0.
but i will say thank you to those of you who did try to help. btw, taking my transmission off today only took 2.5 hours, as oppose to the first time that took 9...