I cannot get this shaft out for the life of me. I have to be doing something wrong. Ive got the nose drive off, pulley off. odd retaing clip. I saw its odd because I thought it would be a snap ring but its not. anyway i thought you could tap the shaft out with a rubber mallet but its not budging. This is a M62 btw...
if i recale when i did mine 9before i had access to a press) i put a nut over the end of the shaft, put a large punch on the end, and hit hte punch with a Large ball peen hammer. 3-4 good hard whacks got it out with no damage.
knowing what i know now from doing it, i would say wait till you get to a press since you will need that to re-assemble anyway
If it won't tap out with a block of wood on the end to protect the end of the shaft and the threads, you need to use a press.
Take careful measurements of the 3-prong coupler plate'* depth in the oil chamber with respect to the gasket surface so you know after rebuild you got everything back. When you go to press things back together, the sequence wants to work against you. You'll know what I mean when you start doing it.