@Bobby D And "the Duck'll come down and give you a hundred dollars!"
Do you have any trouble finding reverse?
So first, before you tear the car completely apart, try loosening the base of the shift lever a little, but not so much that it's flopping around, and then tap it on the left side at the base with a small hammer, maybe 2 or 3 taps to move it slightly to the right.
Try to keep it straight front to back and gentle taps.
Re-tighten the base and do a road test to see if that cures it.
Like Alan, I might have the direction wrong, but moving the base to the right should line up 1-2 (and reverse) a bit better. The bottom side of the shift lever moves opposite to the top 3/4's of the lever, so pushing left on the shift knob to find second moves the part below the base to the right. To see this, hold one hand flat in front of your eyes and stick a pencil up vertically between your fingers, move the top left and right and see what the bottom does. Now you've got it.
If you can find 4'th but not 2'nd means that it needs to go a little more towards the 2'nd side, or right, on the bottom, right?
Try messing with it and I bet it improves.