Did you get this figured out? Don't know what was said/deleted, but I was serious...get some spring compressors or use a ratchet strap to compress the spring enough to let you compress the shock enough to allow it to line up.
Separate the outer tie-rod ends from the knuckle, if you haven't already - that should solve the problem you're having. Notice that the tie rod contacts the inner fender as everything drops down, preventing full drop and causing the problem you describe. You shouldn't need to compress anything to get the assembly in.
Also, depending on your mileage, this is a good time to replace the tie-rod ends - especially if your boots are looking sad like mine were. It's cheap and easy to do at this point, and timely, since an alignment is required after the lift is completed.
TZ, thanks... I really hate Forum DBs... ugh! I appreciate what you did.
Anyways, I will try removing the lower ball joint; however, I will need a free weekend to do so. Maybe on the 1st weekend of November.
Until then, I am going to dispatch an email to CCM to see what they say... I really hate dealing with spring compressors, what a PITA. If it went as easily as the instructions stated, this would be a piece of cake.