KX250F 2012 Push Rod Assembly

May 7, 2014
Help Please!!! I have a 2012 KX250F. I had to do a top/bottom end rebuild. I lost the steel ball that goes with the push rod assembly. I ordered a new one, it's a 5/16" steel ball. I am like and hour away from being done rebuild. I have installed the clutch basket,plates and clutch hub nut. I inserted the push rod. Service manual says to insert the steel ball then the pushrod holder. If I do that the push rod holder projects out so far you can't get the pressure plate on.
Is the ball supposed to fit inside the push rod holder? If so do I have to drive it in cause the last one fell out on its own? What am I doing wrong!!!