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Steering wheel gear is stripped

I removed the steering wheel and housing next to the steering wheel. There is a phillips head screw in the bottom of the Steering column shaft, just underneath the actual gear. I absolutely cannot get it to turn loose, so I wonder if I'm doing this thing right or not. Any suggestions?

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    Me to0 man, same problem. HELP!!!!
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