Thanks John, and everybody,
They did reply to my comment with this: http://techpubs.deere.com
I couldn't familiarize myself with the way they categorize. There were 100's of manuals which is understandable. But the model # which is on the back didn't direct me to the manual I need. It's model 14.5/38 Gear exactly like that on the label, with GX1438A018085
And PS the manual is more than I made on this little job, and the time to find it shows why nobody wants small jobs.
This is another very small job I did, I would just like to consult a manual about removing the mulching cage or whatever it is called. It's a woman homeowner who is a very nice lady, just don't want liability for modifying the mower. Probably too late for that; I warned her that the blade is a little more exposed now with the mulching shroud removed, and there is a slightly greater likelyhood that stones could be kicked out from the discharge. There's still the black plastic spring loaded discharge cover on the deck anyway.
I happen to be painting the house across the street, and had a bird's eye view of her mowing her lawn
Hopefully this deck adjustment will nullify her tendency to mow over rocks and roots repeatedly