Well I have good news and bad news...
The bad news is, I am a very impatient man.
The good news is, the wheel is off!!! (but so is the shaft
I took the advice offered and started working on it for a second night. I tried many of the suggestions that were given, but NONE worked. That thing just wouldn't move an inch. So, up steps my impatient inner child, and out comes the hacksaw. Yes, I know, "Why did you go and do that?" Well, thats just me. If I can't do it in a civil manner, brute force is soon to follow.
So now I have the wheel off, and am looking for a new helm unit as well. I was thinking of getting the Teleflex Safe-T QC but I don't know if the Safe-T II would be better. Any suggestions? Or would any of you know which one would be more suited to my needs? Remember I have an outboard 55HP Evinrude, if that makes any difference.