Took the axle to the power washer to clean it out and get it ready today.
had some more material removed from the sleeves. Also had a groove cut into them for a O ring.
I added some rtv, and pressed them in.
I tacked them in and pressed in the new seals, and it looks really good. No leaks even with 110psi of air pushing on em
All seems well, so it is time to buy an install kit for the gears!