I took the red dot off and all is as I hoped it would be. There is no spring other than the bow in the sight frame. It all went together with no hitches. Thanks for the assistance though.
I've been investigating replacing the sight blade with an aftermarket white outline blade. that sounds a little "testy" removing and reinstalling the detent and spring, easily lost, and requires snapping the adjusting screw so a new screw must be purchased with the blade.
I'll get there sooner or later.