I had a friend taking care of my pool for a week while out of town and he said he moved the multiport valve and it started to leak. He said he did not move it while pump was running but I think he may have switch it to closed. In most cases I have read this will mess up the spider gasket. Though, I found a large crack in the casing of the multiport valve that is leaking water. I have since ordered an entire replacement valve assembly. While waiting for the valve I was trying to disassemble and remove the old valve from the system. I would rather not cut pipes and add couplings if possible and wanted to see how you guys would tackle this. Attached are some pics of the setup and where I need help. Thanks so much.