Cylinder is mangled huh. Sorry to hear that happened. Hope those guys get there's. Anyway, can you still get the key in it and make it turn somehow? Maybe stick a screwdriver or whatever in there with it? Doesn't matter since you're replacing it anyway. Long as it turns I guess. But if you just can't get it, guess that leaves getting a new column at your wrecking yard or a lock smith. I'm sure you'll get it though. Hang in there.
Oh, no I don't thing removing the column will help you any. Unless you want to take it inside to work on it maybe.
Here's how to bore it out if you need to.
You can try to pick the cylinder but I never had the best luck doing this even though the old Ford lock cylinders weren't very secure. If that doesn't work break the chrome or black bezel off where the key goes in with a screwdriver or pliers, take a drill with a 3/8 bit and drill the tumblers out, then the cylinder will turn.