Looks good and you're close. As for your problem, which 4wd system do you have? Command-trac or select-trac? Either way when in 4wd it will always be harder to steer. If you have command-trac that's a true part time system. It shouldn't be used on dry or wet pavement. Snow, ice, mud and just off-road in general is where that should be used. If you were on dry pavement and have command trac you probably heard and felt the binding, which isn't good for the transfer case.
I had a 2004 but not as bad as this hard to steer or park even in snow or ice????It has 4x4 low & 4x4 regular?
If you look at the second photo of just snow and trees, it looks like a giant fish head jumping out of the middle of the photo with mouth gaping open...not smoking anything, just a visual person that sees the subtle nuances of photos. Anybody see what I see?
Lol, I do not see anything resembling a fish head, but I'll have whatever your having!!