So he must have been half asleep and imagined the whole and detailed thing?
Is there absolutely any and I really mean any indication in the text itself that we are talking of a vision or even a dream?
The answer is no... one has to start with that assumption, the text makes no such mention of such an occurrence in any way, form or shape.
You on the other hand, need it to be read in this light, otherwise you would have to admit to "Two powers in Heaven" theology.
Jorel, was Moses a prophet or was he not? Yes Ben, he was a prophet. Good! Now read the quote I gave you in Numbers 12:6. If the Lord indeed made His will known to Moses and talked to him, it was by means of a short dream/vision. There is no other way. Unless you do not believe in God's Word.