HELP! Yashica ML 35mm Lens aperture ring doesn't work after reassembly

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HELP! Yashica ML 35mm Lens aperture ring doesn't work after reassembly

As per my username I was fiddling with my dad's old Yashica FX 3 Super 2000. The 35-50mm lens on it was riddled with fungus so I tried to see if i could take it apart to clean the lens. I unscrewed the screws on the back to remove the shroud, and then i removed the lens mount. I could now see the rear lens assembly, but I did not have any tools to remove it, and I couldn't just take it out using force, so I decided to backtrack and return with the proper tools.

I put everything back in place and screwed everything back, but I found the aperture ring does not work anymore. The ring turns but only halfway, but the diaphragm does not move at all.

I am worried sick that I've ruined my dad's beloved camera! Please help! I couldn't find any disassembly videos of the Yashica ML 35mm but someone said this was the closest: flickr

Please help.

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