Maybe it would be easier to remove the inner tie rod end first and break the jam nut on the bench in a vise. If I don't do this but rather remove it while it is fixed to the steering knuckle:
I picked up the replacement part and noted which way the jam nut turned and broke it with a hammer blow to the 7/8" spanner.
The answer is yes to the above questions.Which way do I turn the jam nut to get it to "unjam"---move towards the interior? Since I am facing towards the passenger side, this would be a clockwise turn, correct? I should have the outer tie rod end installed in the knuckle with the castle nut secured to do this, correct? All I have to do it move it a turn or two, correct? Then I remove the outer tie rod end from the knuckle and remove it from the rod turning the flat provided and holding it with the smaller flat (1/2") down the rod after the threaded part---and count the turns to preserve a rough toe alignment, correct? I imagine that I will be turning it counter clockwise when facing the interior.
Advance Auto lent me the special tool---for light trucks and RVs---to remove the tie rod end; the smallest insert fits my car and spans "33.6 mm" (I measured 34 mm across the flat with a pocket caliper) which worked like a charm. There was a role pin instead of an allen screw. I was biased towards finding an allen screw since the passenger side had one when I replace it 10,000 miles ago.
When I removed the inner tie rod end, I noticed the remnants of a seal falling out of the rack hole at the steering gear; further inspection revealed the remainder of the seal (one of those white plastic kinds). I have 3/4 of it and can get diameters from this. When I called Advance Auto and Autozone, they could not provide me with this seal. It appears to fit over the rack stub and has "stake" holes where it apparently was driven to pin it against the circumference of the hole out of which the rack emerges.
Any thoughts on this seal and obtaining one. I am calling NAPA tomorrow.