Shower lever diverter

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I have a set of bath taps with a shower diverter. The diverter operates with a lever that turns about an eighth of a turn to swap from shower to taps - see first picture. The whole bathroom including these taps were inherited from the previous owner

Unfortunately the diverter leaks - when set to run the taps, both the taps and the shower come on.

I dismantled it to find a little brass piston which moves up and down to select shower or taps - see second picture. Unfortunately I could not for the life of me work out how to get it out.

Does anyone know if these are serviceable? If not does anyone know my options? I was hoping to not have to replace the bath taps because it's probably my least favourite DIY job ever.

Thanks in advance
 

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