98 was a total redesign of the whole complete electrical system, including the addition of the BCM which controls a lot of things. Including the security system that is also different than the 97-95. That's likely where you'll have trouble.
Another 97 column would be a lot less trouble. You will have to switch your key cylinder or have a different key when done.
Why are you trying to swap columns? Are you sure it will physically bolt up?