I'm writing this because of the sheer amount of people asking the question.
Most people seem to decide on replacing the shift lever without trying to fix it first, but it can usually be done with minimal effort and or tools.
If your worried about aesthetics, how often do you or anyone you know crouch down and take a good hard look at how great your shift lever is? chances are no-one will notice a couple scratches especially when they're on the bottom!
First the removal: easy job that consists of one bolt, a nut, and separating the tie rod from the lever.
Tools> 6mm Allen wrench, 10mm box wrench for removal; and either 18mm and 19mm box end wrenches, or bench vice for bending your shift lever.
Loosen tie rod nut with 10mm wrench (counter-clockwise; The other end of the tie rod is threaded backwards so you can loosen both nuts and micro adjust the shift lever)
Then remove 6mm bolt, there are 2 washers on this bolt.
Turn the shift lever by hand(counter-clockwise), it shouldn't be tight after loosening the nut.
Box end wrench technique: Just push in opposite directions. The teeth on the wrenches should hold them in place while you bend it. Use a bench or you could bend it over a steel toe boot like I did.
Bench vice technique: Just tighten the vice and bend it back with your hand or you could combine the two techniques.
Clean off your bolt, shift lever sleeve and washers. Re-grease with your favorite waterproof grease (Bel-Ray ;D) and re-assemble with a drop of Loc-tite.
Hope this helps the masses, good luck!
Edit: Removing the lever ensures you don't break your rear set, it has happened to at least one forum member.
That's what I did! I bent it a few weeks back when trying to park it