Got the clutch unstuck by removing starter and spraying 2 cans of brake cleaner. Pedal was held down by 2 X 4 . left overnite-rockered tractor and it pooped loose.
Believe problem was caused by many years of weep hole not working and maybe level below starter ring. Then just enough wash water thru clutch pedal and brake pedal bearing and 1st start starter ring moving caused every thing to get coated with grease consistence-oil-water. Glad I don't have to split it.
will watch dipstick levels and make sure "IT LEAVES ITS MARK ON FLOOR
Plan on using a back pack garden sprayer to spray gas all around in case.