Spent several hours swearing and throwing things trying to get the rear diff back together, it was kicking my ass. This morning I did a search on this and found this how-to. It still took me a little while but I finally got it all back together the way it's supposed to be.
This site never ceases to amaze me with all the technical knowledge in it and a genuine concern to help other 109 owners.
A bigtime thank you from my neck of the woods, now I can sleep easy.