Yes Stig exactly that is what has happened. I think I'm just stuck waiting for the new Gabelhebel to get here from Danzer.
Here is how it is supposed to look under the cover:
And this is how it looks now (the end of the Gabelhebel with the ball on it has broken off and floats free out of the column):
Stig did you figure out any temporary repair or did you just replace the Gabelhebel?