I did some investigating. Turns out I was out of trim fluid. BUT HOW? I checked it in January during service and it was full from the plastic cap and was dripping out.If you hear the trim motor running then its the rest of the trim system that has an issue.
honestly it sounds like your low on fluid, or have an air pocket in the system or, you need a new valve body
It's leaking literally from the cap where the trim ram enters and exits the top of the ram tube.Can you post a picture of where its leaking?
More than likely its just the seal on the cap. Now im not a mercury guy but most trim systems are essentially the same.
in the parts diagram it shows you can only buy the whole trim piston assembly which is $$$$, when all you really need is $30 in seals.
but your going to need specialty tools for this one, and a bit of experience because an improperly filled system will burn up a valve body.
I know your a do it yourselfer but it would be cheaper to take it to a shop for this one. By the time you find and buy the right spanner wrench you have already paid for the job