After looking at it I agree on leaving the old hose in place. CC did a great job of installation and securing the bundle of wires, hoses and whatever else is in the cable tray but not so good on performing any service on those items.
I called a mobile hydraulic mechanic that I knew and he came out and looked it over. We were able to pull about 18" of hose out to where we could cut it and install a new fitting, made up a short section of new hose and reinstalled it. Fired up the engine and did some hard lock to lock tests and all was good.
He did it all with some help from me for $300. I'm celebrating as it was looking to be a rather large expense to repair.
Thanks to all that chimed in with help. Stay safe out there and hope all of you have a happy 4th. Happy Birthday America!!!!!