ok - need to do some more reading in the haynes manual, apparently. how do i get my steering shaft out? i took the nut and bolt out of the bell shaped deal at the top of the shaft and then tried to hit it with a rubber mallet. that didn't do a whole lot, so i removed the nuts from where the shaft attaches to the gear box, and attempted to get the whole thing out. that didn't work too well. essentially, all i'm trying to do is get the shaft out of the way so that i can get a rubber grommet-like deal into the steering column so that my truck is steer-able. the rubber grommet piece i'm referring to is circled in read in the second picture of my buddy's truck. any ideas? anyone got a real name for the piece i'm referring to?