Yes that makes sense. The reason I needed to replace mine was because there was no way that the shaft would come out the hub.... Tried everything and it just was not having it..........I think I’m experiencing what is known as ‘mission creep’... I’ve got a front wheel bearing that needs replacing which means taking the hub off and while that’s off it’s worth looking at the drive shaft and if you’re doing one side you have to do the other so I’ve got a couple of spare hubs and drive shafts and new wheel bearings plus the usual rust treatments, paint etc. so I’m not sure of the history of the CV joints that I’ve got. I think maybe I should get the CV joints fully stripped down and cleaned up then re-assess.