With the help of Dave and his Saginaw column link and a new dimmer switch, we now have light!
Until I got the switch, I just ran a jumper wire from the light green wire in the headlight harness (before it splits to the pass side) to the + on the battery. Needed for my 15 minute midnight commute.
Anyhow, I dropped the lower dash, which requires removal of the fuse panel cover, gage cluster bezel, and open the glove box.
I also had to remove the flat metal knee knocker plate (black) x4 bolts along with the rounded plate under it between it and the underside of the column (black) x4 10 mm bolts.
Then undo the two large nuts on either side of the column to lower it. It's impossible to reach the 2 8mm bolts and 1 10 mm nut without dropping the column. Make sure you remove the PRNDL cable clip
Note the shiny clip on the new switch. This must be remove to allow the rod in the column to properly engage the switch via turn signal lever.
The old switch looks fairly new right? Wrong. Take a look at the harness connector. It was actually melted to the old switch. I had to pry it off with a flathead.
Once I had the new switch mounted, I plugged it in an BINGO! I have lights again. Highs, lows, and the high beam indicator light comes on and doesn't stay on anymore with low beams activated.
Took me about an hour to do.
Here's the Saginaw tilt column link.
This link also helped me reassemble the high beam push rod and plastic lever at the turn signal lever so it engages the switch properly.