You have to drive in reverse REALLY fast untill it flips back around!
You need to take the dash apart and take the plastic protector off and just spin the needle around with your hand, the same thing happened to my XJ and the XJ dash is almost identical to the TJ. not that hard
You shouldn't need a torx set at all unless Jeep changed things, you should be able to do the entire job with nothing more than a phillips head screwdriver. That's all I need to get into or even totally remove my '97 TJ's instrument cluster.
__________________ ...Gone wheeling, back Sunday night.