IMO, the PVH system is more trouble than it's worth. If I had a 98~2000 1/2 Ranger, I would do this
and be rid of them for good. The article was written a few years ago and recommends the use of 95-on Explorer parts. I don't know for sure but I think that means that you could also use 2001+ Ranger halfshafts if they are easier to find.