Personally, once I have the axle nut off I lightly tap the end of the axle with a mallet to break it loose from the hub, then use a prybar to walk the hub assembly out of the steering knuckle...never needed a jawed puller. I also grease the outer casing of the hub assembly and the splines on the CV axle to make the reinstall a bit easier. PB blaster was my best friend for getting the bolts off, don't be afraid to soak the bolts with it or another penetrating oil to make breaking them loose less of a PITA.
-My caliper bolts use a 3/8 hex head, different on a 98?
-You can rent the large socket for the axle nut and a 3 jaw puller at a parts store.
-Use the biggest breaker bar you have on the axle nut and hub bolts.
1996 SSEi: swapped INTENSE 4t65 trans, INTENSE GEN3 LSD, 3.69s, 3000 stall ATI converter, S1X cam, WBS stage 3 intercooler, full P&P gen3 M90, 2.8 MPS, N* TB and LQ4 maf, 4" FWI, TOGs, full 3" exhaust, and a DHP Powrtuner to keep it all in check