In the Tech forum, you can find instructions for pulling just the trans through the bottom of the car, or engine and trans up through the top. I pulled both of mine up through the top all as one unit. Which one is easier? Dunno, if you leave the engine, you have to make, or get a engine holder to hold the engine in place while removing trans. If you go for trans and engine out, just remove mounts, disconnect wiring harness at firewall, drop your A/C compressor, and remove drive shafts.
I think pulling both might involve a little bit more work, but if your pulling one, might as well pull the engine so you can get some other work done to it also. LIke changing the waterpump gasket, the coolant elbow. Ya know, things that are difficult to get done while its in the car.
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