I ended up using a crow's foot wrench to tighten the shock with an allen wrench to hold the shaft. I read a post on the forum somewhere that you should tighten the upper shaft before the lower bolts. I felt the best way to do this was with the car frame on jackstands. Doing it this way left no way to tihten the nut with a wrench, as I could not get the wrench in from the side.
Thank you for the replys.