I hate following post that simply end without the original poster not giving me closer. Even if they didn't resolve the problem.
But have no fear...I have the door handle removed and pictures to prove it.
I was very nervous damaging the handle and hunting down another. After talking to Colin Hyde on the phone today, I was ordering an axle, I asked Colin about my special problem. He told me I had it apart as needed. He felt that the shaft that holds the inner and outer assemblies together were essentially stuck together and I had a friction problem. I immediately went outside after the conversation and tried harder. I was still afraid of damaging the handle and interior skin, with the pressure I was applying. But, just as I thought "this is way too much pressure" I heard a pop, my heart sank and the interior handle went flying several feet..... It was off and only in two pieces.
Here is the proof
.... and a big THANK YOU to Colin Hyde.....He is just as cool in person as he is on The VAP!