So, how does one construct a galois representation from a Maass form?

For a modular cusp eigenform, I am familiar with the work of Eichler-Shimura, Deligne, Deligne-Serre, and realize these are different situations because of the involved geometry. I am also familiar with Maass's construction of Maass forms of weight zero from Hecke characters on real quadratic fields, so I can reverse this to answer a tiny bit of my question. There is also Langlands-Tunnell, which I am not familiar with. Finally, I realize that most Maass forms are not conjectured to be associated to galois representations.

Searching the web did not yield much. But I do want to ask an interesting precise question, so here it is:

Is there an infinite family of Maass eigenforms, such that an irreducible galois representation of infinite image is constructed to each form, and these do not somehow arise from Maass's original construction or Langlands-Tunnell?

If not, is there a conjectural association that has been checked (without proof) computationally?

Formes de Maass et représentations galoisiennes. Séminaire Bourbaki, 31 (1988-1989), Exposé No. 711, 26 p. (numdam.org/numdam-bin/fitem?id=SB_1988-1989__31__277_0). $$ $$ Henniart (Guy),Erratum à l'exposé n°711 : «Formes de Maass et représentations galoisiennes».Séminaire Bourbaki, 33 (1990-1991), Art. No. 16, 2 p. (numdam.org/numdam-bin/fitem?id=SB_1990-1991__33__485_0). $\endgroup$ – Chandan Singh Dalawat Feb 29 '12 at 12:48