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I've used these cable connectors before...you just break one off and screw it over the cable end. They work great and look pretty "impressive".
Your problem is worn out (or broken) index springs aka G-springs. These are part of the shifter mechanism. Worn out G-springs will enable rear derailleur spring to pull the cable over the indexes. One way to test is putting the rear derailleur on bigger sprocket and pull the cable. If it drops indexes (goes to smaller sprocket) then the problem is caused ...
Yes there is a difference between traditional gear & brake housing. And no you shouldn't use standard gear housing for brakes as it can split right down the middle. The true compressionless housing available for brakes these days is like nokon, i-link and vertebrae. They all use a segmented design and can be used safely for both gears and brakes.
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