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Blinker/light stem fallen out of steering column

The lights/blinker stem is either broken or what holds it in place has broken inside the steering column.  I think has just fallen out because the stem looks complete.   It is hanging by its wire.  The lights and blinkers work but I can't change from high beams.  As a relative novice with good sense and reasonable mechanical abilities and very little money..  should I try to dismantle the steering column cover myself to get to the blinker assembly or will it be a frustrating experience and I should take it to a Toyota mechanic?  If answer=yes I can try this myself.. where do I get instructions?
thx from Florida

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CENTER the steering wheel/wheels straight ahead. Remove the air bag using the proper Torx driver. Unplug the wiring connector. Using the proper socket, undo the big nut that holds the steering wheel on. Now, bang the steering wheel left/right/left/right hands until the steering wheel comes loose. Now, here is where it gets a little tricky. There is a round black circle with a yellow tag with red letters. Put tape on it to keep it from rotating right or left. Remove the 4 screws. DO NOT TURN THE ROUND THING. If you turn it, you may damage it. Now, remove the screws that hold on the headlamp switch. Unplug the connector & bolt in the new switch. Easy, as long as you do NOT move the setting on the round thing. This is the air-bag "clockspring".

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