Photoshop: How do I transform masks independently of shape layers in CS6?

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In previous versions of Photoshop, I could use the free transform tool on a mask independent of a path layer if they were unlinked.
In CS6 I can't seem to do this - I've unlinked the mask from my rounded rectangle and made sure the mask is selected, but the transform only applies to the rounded rectangle - not the mask. Is this a feature that has been removed or changed?
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When you attempt to transform a Shape Layer that has a mask, you seem to either only be able to transform the shape and mask together, or just the shape (depending on whether they are linked).

However, it is still possible to transform the layer mask, but I'll admit it's not very intuitive.

You have to disable the display of the Shape Layer path. Go to View > Extras and uncheck "Target Path" (Command/Ctrl+Shift+H). At this point, as long as the two are unlinked you'll transform whichever is selected when you go to Edit > Free Transform (Command/Ctrl+T).