19) Removal of transmission support member.
Now with the two nuts holding the transmission bushing mount to the support, it is time to remove the support. On each side of the frame you will find 3 large bolts. Use a 18mm wrench or ratchet to remove the nuts from the inside of the frame. The bolts will nut turn on the outside.
Here is an inside view: There is one more nut on adjacent side.
20) Removing bolts from crossmember.
Once you have all 6 nuts off the bolts holding the cross member to the frame, use a hammer or punch to push the bolts out of the frame some the cross-member can pull out. You may have to use a piece of wood and hammer to knock the member out, just be careful to not hit the supporting jack.
21) Removal of transmission mount/bushing.
This fairly simple. Remove the two 13mm bolts holding the mount/bushing to the bottom of the transmission.
22) Removal of the dipstick tube.
First pull your transmission dipstick out. Then try to pull up on the tub entering the transmission. I had to lower the transmission a bit to allow me to do this, jsut be careful and use straps in-case of a jack failure or miscue.
23) Removal of exhaust pipe bracket and pipe.
If you noticed in step (21) the exhaust pipe bracket was bolted to the transmission support. Thus you only lack one but to remove the "L" shaped bracket supporting the exhaust system in that location.
NOTE: I found it much easier to remove that entire section of the exhaust. I actually cut on the passenger side after the 02 sensor and unbolted the clamp holding the other side. This will allow you to pull the transmission out much easier in the later steps. But do this at your own discretion.
The clamp is in the far right of this picture.
24) Optional, remove exhaust pipes from the exhaust manifolds.
I really don't like doing this because the bolts and studs break easy and gaskets are a PITA. So this step is up to you, but not 100% necessary. I know a lot of manuals suggest it, but that is once again your choice.
25) Remove the fuel lines from all connectors.
Do a final check to make sure no connectors are attached to the transmission. I know at the very top of the transmission next to the engine, there is a metal bracket that supports the fuel lines, it is best to remove that before beginning the next step. It is super hard to reach, but imperative to move.
Prior to this step, make sure your jack is in a good position and use ratchet straps to help hold the weight and secure it. I actually lowered the front on mine down with a come-along, so just be safe. You can never use enough straps and supports.