Hmmm - that actuator is the right part - a junk casting POS-looking dealer part. I just don't recall having to go through quite so much disassembly.
The key / lock cylinder has to come out, the steering wheel comes off, the turn signal lever and plastic switch assembly has to be moved out of the way - but don't recall much more - certainly know I didn't drop the steering column or remove any bearings. Ahh, but it has been a few years and a few beers ago. I do have the tilt column - no messing with that, just set it in the centered position.
1989 F150 XLT standard-cab shortbed 4x4, 5.0L, AOD, 3.55 gears, manual hubs, 31x10.50 tires, 218K miles. Repainted Oct09. SOLD - Jan2015
2014 F150 XLT standard-cab shortbed 4x4, 5.0L, 6-speed auto, 3.55 gears, auto hubs, locking diff, trailer pkg, 5K miles.