It does require a puller. Not necessarily a 'special' puller but you need to use a puller to get it off. Some people say you can hit the shaft with a hammer while pulling on the wheel but that can hurt the EPS. DO NOT HIT THE SHAFT.
I drilled the holes in the steering wheel all the way through with a 1/4" bit and used long 1/4" bolts with nuts and a standard puller that I had.
I think I took a pic. I'll look for it.