Welcome to the club!
Yeah, if you do need to replace the switch, it gets a little tricky. You'll want to have a guide like Chilton'* to follow as you will have to disarm the airbags, and there are quite a few parts that need to go back together properly. It really helps to borrow, rent, beg, etc. a specialty tool kit that allows you to compress spring loaded components easily in order to remove and install them. Where I live, I can rent (for free) this tool kit from O'Reilly auto parts. I can also check out Chilton'* at my public library. Not many people think of this, but it has been very helpful for me as I work on lots of different cars, and only buy the manuals for the ones I want to drive myself.
It is not difficult to tear into a column, but you do need to be careful and patient about the work.