Yes, half the column has to come apart and if it's your first time it can be tricky and if it's a tilt column then it's very tricky.. Your going to need a steering wheel puller as well as a lock plate puller and some picks. Be patient when trying to slide the harness down through the column. It's tight but it will slide.
__________________ 91 YJ, SBC V8, 5 speed, 8.8, 4" spring, SOA, 35" MT/R ............ Sadly I have sold my Jeep.
I'm on my third time into it because My father broke the Wiper Handle off. I got the handle replaced and the wipers and turn signals still work, but it broke the switch for the washer fluid. I have to stick my finger behind the handle to get any fluid on the window.