As seen here in this picture, and as is stated in several manuals, you are supposed to have a wrench on the rack and on the inner tie rod to remove/install it:
This is well and good for the driver'* side (I think, I have not pulled the boot of that side), but on the passenger side it is completely smooth, there is no place to put a wrench to support the rack while removing the inner tie rod.
I am in the process of replacing the passenger side inner tie rod and am stuck at this step. We are doing it with the rack on the vehicle, rather than removing the entire rack as that is a large undertaking.
My father is a mechanic and he is stumped as well. The only thing I can think of is to pull the driver'* side tire and outer tie rod/boot off as well to support it on that side while it is removed on the other. Is this the only way to do it without risking damage to the rack?
My father keeps saying he thinks we will have to remove the whole rack, but I am looking at it and we have access to everything we would have access to even if it were pulled off entirely, and we would still have to support it from the driver'* side even when it is pulled of the car.
I may update this post a little later with pictures to show that there really is no place to grab hold of it on the passenger side, but I hope you will just take my word for it for the time being.
Thank you in advance for any assistance, it will certainly help us out.