Whenever I do the transmission I stick my hand in a tub of axle grease and pretend like I'm jacking it off for a few seconds. Has worked fine for me. And yes lube up the pivot ball as well.
2000 Mustang GT Steeda #0048 34k miles. 99 Cobra 4V swapped, FTBR IRS swapped, exhaust, tuned by James Gordon.
Just because I give you advice, doesn't mean I know more than you. Its just means I've done more stupid ****.