Finally, the pins came out and the levers came off but we appeared to have some broken parts: the two tubular pieces next to the lever were attached to the steering shaft housing.
The owner of the steering assembly, Ron, his daughter, and Don watch as John demonstrates how to remove the sector.
The 7-tooth sector is out and is full of old grease, which is why these go bad. After a half roll of paper towels, the sector was all cleaned up and showed that the damage was done. Ron needs a new sector and worm gear.