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The way to do this is to jack the truck by the frame on the left front, letting the wheel hang down, remove the left front tire, you can get tools in the wheel house opening.
Long extensions and swivel sockets needed.
Actually, there is engough room with a 5/8 swivel spark plug socket and a 36" extension on a downward angle. Done that job many times and I never have removed a steering column. If you really want to move something, take the motor mount bolt out on that side and jack the engine up. Trust me if this gives you trouble, you don't want to mess with the steering column.