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Do you mean the stem is at an angle? I would just deflate the tire, remove tire and tube, and replace, just like changing a flat. You might be able to deflate then wriggle the tire over a little, but I wouldn't do this. You might bunch up the tube or rim strip and cause yourself premature flats. While you have the tire and tube off, replace the rim strip with the Velox fabric type.
If your stem has a one bolt bar clamp, ie solid metal surrounds most of the bar with one bolt to clamp it tight, yes, you will have to remove everything from one end to install the bar. If you are lucky and the stem has a two bolt clamp so that the front part can be completely removed, you don't have to strip the bar.
If it ain't broke, mess with it anyway!