I've rotated both my original Micro 85 PC and my 24 PC-E to with the axis now parallel on both shift and tilt and had no problem doing it. Took about two minutes. Use a cross-point and not a phillips! Of course, YRMV and if you screw it up, loose screws, etc., it's not my problem!
My guess is that the cable is long enough on the both the 45 PC-E and 85 PC-E.