Don't know if you finished this project already, but flimbob is right. I found out that you actually don't need to remove the tilt lever. You can get the tilt lever shroud out of the way by dangling it off the tilt lever. The tilt lever and casing with the pivot pin holes then all come off together, so you can get at the four bolts behind. It takes a bit of wrangling, but it's better than removing the whole steering column (which I regrettably did). I've included a picture posted in my string (you commented there a few days ago). This is after I tightened the four torx screws, and put the casing back on. The link is here://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum2/HTML/135606.html
I have one last minor additional question, which you may be able to answer.