When I look at it, if it's welded, it's a very small weld. I will get under there, when it quits raining, and just loosen up the bolts and see what happens. I read somewhere, pretty sure from Lippert, when installing the bracket to weld a 1/4 weld to it. If it's not welded now, I'm just going to bolt the new one on with Loctite.
It's been raining hard here lately. I don't like to work in it!!. Suppose to clear some this weekend. Thanks for your reply.
P.S. If it has to be welded, I will find someone to do it.