hello, does anyone know the trick to remove upper intermediate steering shaft in 2000 silverado? haynes says simply to disconnect upper to lower shaft bolt, losen pinch bolt on lower shaft to pinion, then slide the lower shaft down and off the upper shaft after that, all i have to do is to release the steering wheel to upper shaft bolt, and pull the shaft out. problem is - there's no way to slide anything anywhere, as both shafts sit tight against the pinion. or steering wheel, for the same matter. slide is maybe eighth of an inch up, lower on upper, but then it hits on the upper shaft flare and that's it. it almost looks like pinion needs to be lowered to provide clearance for removal, but will haynes be dumb enough not to mention that? reason i'm doing this is because i have the dreaded clunk in the steering, and the voice of the forums says - replace steering shaft. chevy guy showed that they sold like 53 of those just in a month, that's how common the problem is.