I need to replace the rear Shimano XT 7100 derailleur what broke in two at the base. It is attached by the single screw only but there is a metal pin fitted over the tip of the gear shifting cable. This pin is too thick to pass through the tiny hole in the derailleur where the cable runs through. The cable cannot be separated from the derailleur.
What is the standard procedure for this pin now? It seems possible to try cutting the cable (will be shorter?) or the (broken anyway) part of the derailleur (can I cut it easily enough?) or doing something to remove the pin (how?). If I cut the broken derailleur, the pin I think may prevent from installing another one.