It sure sounds like the clockspring, I had mine replaced under the recall, but it eventually failed. So I replaced it myself. I'd recommend getting a FSM. There's a procedure you have to go through to make sure that you properly disarm and later rearm the airbag. The part costs around $80 and the job takes under an hour. You'll need a steering whell puller.
My problem was the airbag light. But when I turned it full stop it'd go out. Try turning the wheeel to full stop in both directions to see if the controls work momentarily.
You can also check to see if your D had the reall by going to www.dodge.com and clicking on the sustomer service section. You can enter your VIN and it'll tell which recalls you have had and which ones you still need.