Thanks for the tip.
I did not adjust anything at the bottom. I had a couple people and the Pazzo instructions advise to screw in the knurled cable adjustment piece right at the lever as far as it would go to relieve cable tension, do the lever change, then return it as it was. Did that.
Was advised by dealer mechanic that the functional adjustment check is tweaking that knurled piece for a nickle thickness of lever freeplay with a warm clutch. I wound up right back at that point after the lever change.