This is probably a little late, but hereí* a few tips that may increase the joy of your radiator replacement:
1.Open the box to your new radiator before you start. My new radiator had plugs for the transmission lines and all the other openings in it. You can use these on your old radiator to help reduce the mess when you pull it out. i.e., when you pull a transmission line, use one of the plugs from the new radiator to stop transmission fluid leaks. I discovered these plugs after
I pulled my old radiator and had coolant and transmission fluid over every inch of my garage.
2.Jack up the right side (passenger side) of the car only. The radiator drain is on the left side of the radiator and this will help prevent coolant from running all over the subframe.
3.Remove the right fan completely. This will give you good access to the transmission line connections, low coolant sensor (if equipped), and the lower radiator hose clamp. There are only 3 screws, an electrical plug, and a wire loom clamp to yoink and the fan comes right out the top.
BTW - Boosty sez he can change a hot radiator in 9.47 minutes without disconnecting any hoses or lines. I think he was BSín me.