I have one of those seals as well Wayne...brand new with the separate clips in green, in their own bag...bought from "The Paddock" when they were still in business...probably in 2000-2001 era. I never got around to installing that on my GTX. I'm glad you figured a way to get the clips on...that is the main reason I never used it. BTW...pleased that my hose is the one for the job...I've never had complaints about my hose in the past. Just goes to show that the supposed correct parts are not necessarily all the same design.