Thought I would share my laughable frustrations with you guys.
I unscrewed the emergency flasher knob and the aluminum screw retainer.
So far, so good.
Went around to the trunk side to pull the now loose flasher unit which was burried deep with no slack in the wiring. Soooo, had to partially remove the fresh air vent unit and the glove box liner just to reach it.
Finally, grabbed the unit to pull it out slightly to inspect it and it fell apart! Stared like an idiot looking at the pieces thinking "hey, this doesn't make sense where does the knob screw into?" Finally, by accident I moved the fresh air duct and it rattled. Inside was the rest of the guts of the emergency flasher unit which had somehow shot into there when it fell apart.
the quest for turn signals continues...........