1999 SAAB 9 3 SE shifter

1999 SAAB 9-3

I have a manual transmission on my SAAB. The shifter was disconnected to put in a new ignition switch. But transmission was not locked in 4th gear when linkage clamp was loosed. How do I get the car back into 4th with the linkage disconnected?

Reconnect the linkage and move the shifter. Sounds vague but it is what is required.