The tilt steering assembly in my 1998 Malibu Echelon needs to be replaced (tons of slop in it). I have the new complete assembly, but I am struggling to remove the steering wheel (and cylindrical steel part that the wheel bolts to that is the outer most part of the assembly). It looks like a pressure fit and I am thinking of backing off the middle nut and then striking it with a hammer to free up that part (so the wheel and the steel cylindrical part behind it come off together). That method was described in the Malibu Crew forum, but I wanted get a second opinion here before I take a hammer to my boat. And then assuming I get it off, since it is a pressure fit, how do I get it back on? Thanks.