Quick update on this, the lens wasnt glued at all. Just bezel set I to the case like a cabochon stone... I'm assuming that means it's never been replaced.
Anyway, removing it took about 30 seconds. I have the new lug made and ready to solder on (just need to get everyone out of the house for a while so I can work in secret).
I was also able to straighten the bent crown. Things are coming together nicely. I just wish I had more time to work on it!
OH: I'm not sure I ever got the pivots seated. I am going to try once again and will check end shake and make certain the pivots are in the jewels. I have attempted to seat the pallet at least 10 time today. what's that saying about doing the same thing over and over . . .