ok need some advice i took the gesr shift actuator out there it moves freely.....seems to be fine. I put it back in and all was still the same. i noticed that the thing that was stopping the gears selecting is actually the little gear selector arm that clips into the plastic ball joint of the actuator rod. I disconnected the ball joint and the whole actuator mechanism seems to actually work it moves up and down as it should looking for the gears.
Could this be the clutch or gears that are the problem rather than the actuators.