How bad is the lower unit ??
69whaler, you'll find that this is a good forum. Welcome aboard. Boobie.
Does anyone even read the crap that is posted. His problem is not engine rotation, it is problems with surging after installing TBI.
If a solenoid seems stuck, just don't TUG on the wires.
Remove the 4 bolts and the 2 solenoids lift out as an assembly.