I was able to figure out how the hands are removed without breaking any thing and thought I post in case someone else could use this information. The outer longer hands are removed from the smaller threaded rod in a clockwise motion, while the inner shorter hands remove in a counter clockwise direction. Please keep in mind this is how my G&B 90 pump's clockface was set and this may not be true for all G&B 90 pumps or other clockface pumps.