The returns are such a pain in the rear to keep from kinking and lining them back up.Thank you, gentlemen! I tapped on the lightly while doing a wiggle/twist and they came out in short order. One of the return fuel lines, the shorter one, has been damaged at some point and will need to be replaced. I'll contact Jerry and let him know they'll be on the way soon.
If you need some of the copper washers and thermal washer give me a shout I buy them in quantity..