I have done this a ton of times (that'* why I wrote the techinfo article
). I know what you mean about it being a PITA to get it back on. What I found is if you hold the dorr approximently where it will be, pop the rod thru the hole and then work it on the rod. Try putting the part that is flat on first and then slideing it up and down the rod until the hook at the end is at the right spot to snap into place. This make sence? If you try to do it all at once it will take you forever ro get it to snp into place.
If you havce trouble still let me know.