I have a Shakespeare Beaulite fly reel

I was tinkering preparing for a new season ( I am in New Zealand)

I took the black centre plate off the front of the spool
this centre plate houses the mechanism which releases the spool from the frame

I have tried reinstalling the plate and the release clip but I am unable to get the spring to sit properly
can any one offer a suggestion as to how I locate the spiring so that the release mechanism is
connected to the spring thanks Gazzanz