I had to use a big slide hammer with a choke chain attachment. Some people have gotten away with a large pry bar but I had a hard time getting leverage with the car just on jack stands. Yep you will need to drain the tranny fluid as the axles seal it in. you should change the throw out bearing as well. I pulled my motor/tranny as one piece by myself so it can be a one man job. (i pit a k20 motor in right after though). Just take your time take pictures mark stuff and you'll be fine. When it goes back in if you do it over a long period of time don't "snug" any bolts either tighten them 100% or don't put them in at all. You would hate to have missed one because you for got about it.Yeah, Im about to go out there and give it a shot. Let me ask, removing the left axle, did you have to use a slide hammer?
Trying to think what else.....Oh yeah, have to drain your tranny fluid? Also did you replace your throw out bearing as well?