Re: No clutch ball??
I agree, without the ball bearing in there the bucking bar wouldn't be long enough to push the clutch, so it must be there, stuck in by grease. I rarely have one fall out even when the bucking bar is out and the motor is set on its side, they like to stick in there.
Why are you so intent on getting it out? If you clutch is working just pack some clean grease in there and ride! Trust me, your not riding without the bearing unless you put a longer bucking bar in there.....