And also should be mentioned, in case you are doing this (b/c it sounds
like you are), you really, Really, REALLY should not be touching any
wires that are live. You need to turn off the power for the whole
circuit at the main breaker panel. You could easily kill yourself by
working on a live circuit (even if some fools around here think they
can do it).
Be safe. Turn the power off. Then find someone who knows how to do what