Last night I was pulling my steering gear box out to replace it and it brought the lower portion of the steering shaft with it. I should have made sure the splined connection was loose first but I thought the weight of the box would help it out. Unfortunately, now I cannot find the piece of spring steel that helps keep these shafts tight together. I have the plastic sleeve, just no spring. Does anyone have a suggestion on how to remedy this? Or at least have a picture of the piece in question? I know it’s supposed to be there but I’ve never actually seen one and can’t find a good picture online. The whole workspace has been right around the front of the truck so it has to be there somewhere, I’m just worried it’s in the engine bay somewhere stuck to the layers of grease and oil. If it knew what I was looking for exactly it may help out some. Has anyone just drilled and tapped a set screw? I know you lose some of the safety of the freely telescoping shaft but I would think it would move even with a set screw in a front end collision. Thanks!