Previously asked this: How to remove this gear knob?
Best answer was right about method to remove gear knob. However in the end I managed to remove carpet without removing gear knob so there was no need to remove it further.
However the knob has been rounded and it is currently way above. Can I use a vice grip and just turn it clockwise back into place. The answer might be obviously yes however the answer in the other question said I can put a new locking nut but I'm wondering why this is needed? Can I not just use a vice grip and clockwise it back into place?
Also does the fact that the knob currently being raised have any affect on transmission i.e. has anything underneath been mechanically moved? I was hoping to drive it until I get a vice grip to fix this.