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I'm assuming you can't turn the threaded stud out? (Looks like you tried a pipe wrench??) The design appears to be intended to allow the assembly to be taken apart where it is. Maybe someone used loctite on the lower threads?
If it was just a trapped sleeve as you suggest I wonder why they would use a hex nut instead of of a square head in the slot..... (kinda thinking out loud here)
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