Look though the pictures I have posted to see how I did it. Look for this paragraph:
Worked some more this evening, still cold though. Had a good idea after being unsuccessful getting the steering gear to come off. I made a wood box frame with a 6.5 inch square inside measurement. The spindle quill sits down inside and is supported well above a scrap of 2x12. This allowed the assembly to be firmly supported while I pounded on the pedestal from above to drive it down through the steering gear. Only a few sharp wraps were needed to loosen the the gear, then using the hoist the housing was lifted from the pedestal. Now to look closely at the parts for signs of wear and locate o-rings and seals.
This worked for me.