We all use whatever tricks work for us! Bravo on another one explained up here! Good job...I couldn't get that trick to work while having to be conservative for a spinal issue, and when I was down there under the car struggling I was getting a bit envious of the the ones that got the trick to work. What finally worked for me was just shimming the rubber bushing back to make space, and then the differential plate can just slip in from there effortlessly. Then I just tapped the plate up with a mallet to make sure it's nice and secure. I think this trick helped a few fellow members, and I thought I'd post here again too for the future readers.
Thanks for the pic Wrigman! The silver sticker looks awesome. (I got green.)