A good, hard kick. From what I understand, you're trying to get the bottom part of the strut assembly to line up with the hole on top of the steering knuckle (the whole hub assembly). If this is what you're trying to accomplish, I've been in the same predicament.
I find it's best to get both the bottom of the strut and that hole in the knuckle at 45 degree angles to eachother bowing outward toward you if you're sitting facing the side of the car. Then, and I've done this every time I had to get it back in there, I plomp down on my rump roast, brace myself good, and give it a good hard swift kick inward. Usually takes two or three tries. Typically gets it to the point where it's like 90 percent lined up and then I can give it a bit of a nudge to the left or right that pops it all in to place.
That's how I've gotten it done anyhow.
*edit* noticed you're working on a lifted rig. Although the same general principle applies, I imagine there might be a bit more tension there than with a stock set-up and it might require harder kicking.
Kicking solves many things. Even getting my headlight to come back on.
Edited by l75eya, 12 August 2013 - 10:13 PM.