axles are easy.. its finding a friend who has the right 12point allens for you to get the axle out of the trans... i believe it was 8mm? i cant remember, its been so long.. either way its pretty straight forward but a pain in the ass none the less.. cost is only around $75
i removed entire suspension from bottom to top, leaving the strut top loose, not off, so i could swing whole suspension out of the way to get at the axle. youll need to pop the ball joint on the a arm as well, which is always stuck tight after 20+ years of use.. overall not hard, but not easy for a novice =)
hope that helps!