Yeah frikkin' right. Ya really gotta wonder what the engineers are smokin' when they design things such as this
I thought maybe I could short-cut by taking the dash down enough to work around it, so I did just that. Nooooo, it really does have to come all the way out. Steering column, airbags, the whole nine yards.
Right about there, I said f*** it and put it all back together. Hopefully tomorrow when I do a core flush to try and get heat out of the heater, it'll burst and then I'll get to throw my tools around a bit.
Okay, I feel a little better now....