Why yes, so that top picture is just underneath the right ball cover and the second picture with the wire, that's around the bottom of the machine when it's been completely disassembled?
Believe it or not the guy who brought the machine on went irate on me shortly after posting this, I explained it was a difficult procedure I hadn't done before and I was going through the proper channels to ensure I did not break his machine.. since I didn't have anything to replace it in the store. After you guys helped me with that DC15 I've already done another since and it was a piece of cake but man, you sure can't please everyone. I was just about to tear into it too, kinda bummed. but I wasn't getting a reading from the plug where the brush head plugs in and all the wires going down had current. "the one that got away.."
Anyway thank you for your prompt reply, auto. I appreciate this forum and all of you here.