Help with Bevel Adjustment, Dewalt DW708

I won an auction for a new DW708 on Ebay. The gorillas at UPS did their best to beat the peanuts out of the box during shipment. Upon delivery, I made the delivery guy stand around while I performed an inspection and finding no problems with the unit, I signed.
With some minor adjustements, the saw worked great. However, the first time I released the bevel lock via the hand screw, I noticed some play where the bevel assembly attaches to the saw base/table (i.e. the slide/blade/motor assembly rocks back somewhat). Looking a bit further, it appears that the long bevel lock threaded shaft was somehow bent during shipping (imagine *that*). The other night, I unscrewed and removed the bevel lock and tried to remove the entire bevel/slide ass'y to inspect it but was unable to remove it. Tried emailing Dewalt and they were no help. I'm wondering if there is something else that I need to unscrew/remove in order to remove the entire assembly or if it is jammed due to the bent shaft.
The saw is a version 4. I downloaded the exploded view from Dewalt's website but I couldn't find anything suggesting why I could not remove the slide assembly. Since I bought it from Ebay, warranty is nil and the seller insists that I take it up with UPS (which from my experience, is more trouble than just fixing the damn thing).
If anyone has any experience with this saw, please help!
Thanks a bujillion, Jimmy

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