Tranny dipstick failure!

All good suggestions, thanks everyone. I think I'll try cutting a groove with a dremel bit to get a grip on it with a flathead screwdriver. I also thought I could try to pry the o-ring out and then maybe get a grip on the edges with needlenose pliers, but I want to stay away from the threads on the casing. I think all I need is a 1/8 turn to break it loose. Fortunately Mercury has this part number in stock, that was my biggest worry because I don't think the boat is usable with nothing holding that o ring in place.
 
It’s out! I went with a fine dremel bit made for engraving. My diesel mechanic also suggested a heated screwdriver but liked dremel idea better once I told him I had one. I replaced both sticks with new and kept the one used stick as a spare.

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Nice work! Glad you were able to get it out safely and without too much drama!
 
@JamesT
How did that happen? Do you think you cranked on it hard or did it really just break like that out of nowhere.
 

I didn’t crank it that hard. I think it was probably cracked already or some thing. These things are only supposed to be snug not super tight. I replaced the one on the other side too just out of an abundance of caution.
 

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