Replacing laser pickup on Rotel 1072 CD Player

Does anyone have instructions for replacing the laser pickup mechanism for the Rotel RCD 072? The issue that I am experiencing is intermittent skipping, but otherwise the unit seems rock solid.

I purchased the following parts and want to try to do the replacement myself since the unit is still in great shape, and the parts are very inexpensive. Here are the new parts that I purchased...

1) Sony Laser Lens KSM213CCM / KSS-213C w/mech
2) 16 Pin Flat Flex Cable for KSS-210A/ KSS-213B/ KSS-213C

I am aware of the solder bump removal required on the replacement laser pickup mechanism. My biggest concern is removing the existing laser pickup mechanism and inserting the new one.

Any help will be appreciated.