Rick, I may have just the info you need!
I jsut recently bought a Yoke for my tranny (keep reading!). They just chopped off the drive-shaft and left the u-joint in tact. The U-joint cups where "flush" just as you say.
What you have to do it this.... Put it in a vice, and use a blow torch to heat up the end cups (in particular the metal of the yoke). You will notice a "hole" on each cup loop. Once heated, a fiberous (green) "lava" will start oozing out of this hole.
Let about 1" squirt out on each side, then hammer away as you would with any other u-joint dissasembly. BE CAREFUL
Those bearings will want to chatter and they are very hot!!
Also, that stuff the factory squeazes in there to seal things up is some kind if fiberglass mixture. It is very gassious so don't inhale to deeply.
After the u-joint is out, use the torch and a flat tip to reveal the recessed lip you so much need!
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[This message has been edited by 72chevelle350TH350 (edited 08-07-2000).]