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Horn and steering issues

My steering wheel has been off 45 degrees since I got the jeep. Since it's sitting I decided to work on a few miscellaneous items, the horn not working being one. I tore the cover off my steering wheel last night and cleaned up the metal a bit with a wire brush, then I noticed the horn is rusted to the fender, so I pulled that off and cleaned it up. After I put everything back together, I noticed that the horn cover on the steering wheel really doesn't push in very far, but after reading a few posts from others trying to get their horn working, I decided to try beeping while jerking around on the steering wheel a bit. That's when I noticed that the steering wheel will actually push in if I push hard enough....and sure enough when that happens the horn does beep. So, what is hooked up wrong? I stopped short last night of pulling the nut off and seeing if the steering wheel would come off because I was running out of time before the first football game(and beers) and because I doubted that I would be able to just pull the nut off and the steering wheel would magically come off without a puller(nothing else has come off that simply, lol). So, I was just wondering if anybody had run into this before? Is the steering wheel supposed to push in like that? Or did somebody maybe take it apart and put it back together incorrectly? I'll know for sure this week, but figured I'd look for a head's up here first. Thanks!

First Jeep was an 1989 YJ, I've also had a Grand Cherokee. Currently, I have a 99 XJ.
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