if both the lil tie rod ends are tight and facing down. put trans. in nuetral and remove the front rod and adjust from there, since you are having trouble getting into high range, you will need to make the rod longer. try to end up with both ends facing down,it has something to with those rods angled too much and binding.
be a good time to take apart your shifter box as well ,and give it a good cleaning. just turn it upside down let it drain and spray some carb. or brake parts cleaner in it. then refill just to the bottom of shifting tubes with your favorite motor oil. happy shifting