BTW, before I pulled the tire, I tried moving it to look for the movement my mechanic said he saw, and saw this part flexing as I moved top/bottom. Is that what I was looking for?
That would be the upper BJ and if you were pushing/pulling on the tire and felt movement, and saw movement up here, you are doing the right thing in replacing BJ's.
So get on with it man!!!
I don't even see where you have been soaking them.