Shifter pod flexing/twisting upon changing gears?

Alfine Sgs700 internal hub, index shifter. Problem. Shifter pod twists while changing gears. Shightly rough changing gears, like something is rubbing/catching. slightly noticeable performing standard 1-shift Rapid "2x" shifting is a no-go. Pod visibly flexes. Shifter is solid. No movement on bars.... show more Alfine Sgs700 internal hub, index shifter.

Problem. Shifter pod twists while changing gears. Shightly rough changing gears, like something is rubbing/catching.

slightly noticeable performing standard 1-shift

Rapid "2x" shifting is a no-go. Pod visibly flexes.

Shifter is solid. No movement on bars. Nothing appears out of place when removing plastic parts (housing, indicator) everything is clean no grease buildup. I tried using shifting nothing attached with no changes.

Did everything but replace actual shifter and cassette joint (sp41 housing, ss cable, shimano sp41 cable grease, T9 on shifter internals, shimano special grease "neon yellow" on cassette joint) (hub assembly is correct, shifters properly adusted, hub serviced regularly monthly oil change)
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