So I need to put this Snapper comet back together. It's been sitting in pieces at my house and the rear end is taking up space at my friend's house. We're going to put the two halves back together. He said he asked a mower guy over in his area and he told him that it's impossible to get the two halves of a Snapper Mower back together without welding them because of the plastic grommet. Is that true? I know it took some effort to separate the front end tube and rear end. Is there any tips or tricks on getting it back together?