False alarm. I was using the wrong part at the other end (the end opposite of where the socket is suppose to go). That end was too long and wouldn't fit through the bushing, thus unable to push itself and simultaneously the bushing through the hole.
Edit: When the guy said, "Now to get the bushing out. The simple super fast way...With the proper tool, the bushing will be out in a minute!" I thought he meant figuratively, but he meant one minute literally.
Last edited by justanotherone; 11-13-2012 at 10:44 AM.