So I got all ready to flat tow to the mountain cabin. Front hubs in Free, rear drive shaft off and tied to the frame, front windshield down, etc. looking forward to finally get Willie to the mountains. We got almost 5 hours down the road when we got the call that my only aunt and last of the generation in my family had died. We were expecting it at any time, naturally it come at bad time. There was no way I would not be there after getting to connect with cousins for the past 4 years that I never knew growing up. So we turn around and headded back home. Grandson started to cry as he was so excited to get to go back to the cabin and with Willie (he is my Willie buddy/helper). As I drive home I think about how I'm gonna get the jeep back in the garage so I can avoid unpacking it while we fly to NY. Then I remember people talking about so what if rear is not working, put it in 4 wheel and use the front wheels to drive. Ah, perfect solution. Then I think it thru and if the drive shaft is tied to the frame, isn't putting it in gear still going to turn the tranny? So I sweat pushing it, etc. into the garage knowing there is no way to back it while still in tow position. So, as we sit here at the airport killing time.... Now I'm trying to understand for the future. Am I correct that it will still try to turn the driveshaft which I have tied up to the frame, thus creating a mess? Or am I missing something here?