For the last few years I have had a very small oil leak at the pan where the front cooling lines would enter the pan (driver-side rear of pan) if equiped. I finally decided to pull the pan off and replace the gasket, "o-rings in the pick up tube, and general sludge removal. I have the pan unbolted but cannot for the life of me figure out how to wiggle it free, without having to remove the front 4WD differential housing. My questions: Can the pan be removed without removing the front differential housing? If so is there a trick to sliding it free? If not how difficult is it to remove the housing? Never worked on drive shafts or related parts before but I can read, and I'm eager (broke!). Appreciate the help would like to get it on the road for tomorrow, is this to much to ask for?