Problem reinstalling steering column upper unit on '67 GTO
I have replaced my turn signal switch and had to remove most of the steering components below the steering wheel so I could thread new wires down the column on my 67 GTO without tilt and with console A/T. I am almost finished but cannot seem to get the upper housing that contains the switch, a lock plate with three screws and 3 small springs to attach to the lower bowl. The ring portion of this unit is to be inserted into the column and turned to lock it into position. My efforts to get the upper unit to turn so it will lock have failed. The ring will lock into position by itself when not attached to the upper collar but then you cannot insert the springs that fit over the 3 screws that screw into the ring. Is there something I can do to get the upper unit to be pressed and turned so it will lock into the lower bowl?