February 18, 2012I have a 2000 Chevy Silverado with a broken hood release lever. I ordered a new one that I`ll get in a few days. I was told that it comes with the cable, but I don`t need the cable. The only part I need is the lever you pull to open the hood. Can anyone tell me if I can leave the old cable and just replace the lever and the plactic piece that it`s attached to? I have the pieces off where I can get to the lever part and it looks like theres only one nut to remove to get it off. I guess my main question is can the cable be removed from the plastic piece that has the lever?