you shouldn't need to pull the column to replace it. If I remember correctly, pull the steering wheel, and horn disc. unplug the wiring below and it is made to lay flat and pull up from the bottom through the column. Hint... when you do this. tie a sturdy (kite) string to the connection at the bottom. This will make it easier to pull the new switch wire back through.
1995, 4.0, 5 speed YJ, SOA, TC drop, 8.8 swap with 4.10 and LSD, e-grills bumper, 33" BF all terrains on 15" wheels.