Hi, Curt. I know this a really old post, and I’m not forum-savvy enough to know if it’s bad form to follow up on something this old; if so, my apologies.
I have run into the same issue with the Liyu holder that I purchased–the spring tension is in the wrong direction.
How did you disassemble yours? The only way I can see is to remove the bearing, which seems to be pressed in?