You know..... when I was first trying to get the seat in, I looked at the slot that the hooks fit into. They were bent so perfectly, that it didnt even look like they were bent, I mean the paint was still intact. Once I got them strtaight though, it was a piece of cake to get in. But getting them straight was tough. Ill add my input to the thread, with emphasis on how important it is to keep those slots straight.