I ended up cutting the LS56 actuator to match the length of the hori actuator. As far as pulling on the joystick i cant tell you, i slightly pulled on it when i was testing it just to make sure nothing would come loose/undone since i modded it. Seems to be fine.@DEZALB
Nice job shortening the shaft, the result is clean.
What did you do with the actuator though, did you cut it to length keeping the spring compressed as much as in stock form (thus keeping same clearance between spring retainer and actuator as in stock form) ?
Also, since you reduced the lower portion of the shaft in an already small size joystick, if you pull the balltop upwards until actuator contacts the spring retainer, does this get the edge of the shaft, the clip or the edge of the actuator get stuck wit the switch hinge levers ?
your good, that might be the case too.Misread your first post. Was thinking didn't fit depth wise. My bad.