Hello, this is Jay in florida, I have owned and played a strat for for more than 20 years, but have always wanted a tele. I found a mex special edition ('08) that is in great condition and from what I and others can tell, has not been modified other than set up (which I tweeked ie. new strings,intonation,bridge saddle arch, etc.) other than a few fit & finish issues which I can live with there is one that I would like to fix myself without having to leave it with my luthier who is world class- but VERY busy. The jack plate is not even close to flush, it wobbles when plugged in and I cannot seem to unscrew the outside nut from it without everything twisting. removing the upper switchplate of course gives no accsess to hold from the other side. Is there a special tool or am I just not approching it correctly. If I may pester someone with another issue on string barrels. In comparing this instrument with it's much more expensive american counterpart (same vintage) the american string barrels are flush, and mine are surface mounted. I don,t mind the look, since it's on the back, but with a thin shirt I can feel them poking out. It looks fairly simple to fix but are there any cautions I should be aware of?