560SL steering coupling replacement help

Group, Thanks for the recent help with my OVP relay. It's fixed now that Benz gave me the correct part # the second time.
Now I am looking to change out my steering coupler that has become lose
on my 560SL. I have tried to find a detailed procedure in the group but don't seem to find much on this subject other than dropping the steering box is the best approach. Dose this mean that I have to drop the exhaust system too? Would removing the steering column be easier If some one can tell me some general details of the steps it takes to change the steering coupling it would be of a great help too me. Thanks, Bruce Buchanan snipped-for-privacy@the-i.net najurb
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