the bolt you took out of the steering shaft does it go through the steering shaft into the rack and pinion? if it does then the steering shaft should just slide off of the splines! here are the removal instructions according to alldata!!
[*]Lock the steering wheel
.[*]Drain and siphon the power steering fluid
from the reservoir.[*]Raise the vehicle.[*]Remove and discard the steering
coupler pinch bolt.[*]Remove the power steering hoses from the rack & pinion.[*]Remove the tire and wheel assembly.[*]Remove the tie rod end
nuts and separate tie rod ends from the knuckles with Special tool 8677.[*]Remove the skid plate.
[ol][/ol][*]Remove the rack & pinion mounting bolts. &[*]Remove the rack & pinion from the vehicle.
Before installing gear inspect bushings and replace if worn or damaged.[*]Install the gear on the front crossmember and tighten the mounting bolts to 319 Nm (235 ft. lbs.)
. &.[*]Slide the shaft coupler onto the gear. Install new pinch bolt and tighten to 49 Nm (36 ft. lbs.)
.[*]Clean and dry the tie rod end
studs and the knuckle tapers.[*]Install the tie rod ends
into the steering knuckles
and tighten the nuts to 75 Nm (55 ft. lbs.)
.[*]Install the pressure power steering
hose to the steering gear and tighten to 32 Nm (23 ft. lbs.)
.[*]Install the return power steering
hose to the steering gear and tighten to 71 Nm (52 ft. lbs.)
.[*]Install the front skid plate.[*]Install the tire and wheel assembly.[*]Remove the support and lower the vehicle.[*]Fill the system with fluid.[*]Adjust the toe position.