Is it side to side play or in and out?
Also, are your fins hitting the housing? If so, rebuild now. You are taking a chance not rebuilding. But then again it depends how much slop there is.
97 Laser Red GT-248A Wingless model, Built Lincoln Mark VIII motor-Procharger D1SC, 3 core IC
2012 Black GT-Saddle, 3.73s, Brembos, Shaker1000