HELP NEEDED ASAP - CV Chaft Problem '03 Intrepid ES

Guys, I think I'm over my head. Our 2003 Dodge Intrepid ES had a bad inner CV Boot on the passenger side. I purchased a new CV Shaft from O'Rielly Auto
parts.
I was told by one of the mechanics at my local Dodge dealer that this was a pretty straight forward job. I know him personally and trust his judgment. Too bad he's a few hours away this weekend at a wedding. Arg!
I disassembled the front wheel assembly. The old CV unit came out in pieces. The housing for the three bearings(?) that is attached directly to the transmission seems to have a Snap Ring or something holding it on. Upon examining the new unit I can see a channel for something like a snap ring to fit into. I just can't figure this one out.
HOW Do I get this off? Please tell me that I do not have to disassemble the transaxle etc.
PLEASE HELP GUYS! I need this car back together and working for Monday morning!
Thank You, Karl N.
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You will need to take a large prybar type screw driver and pop it out. Some of these can be very hard to get out especially with a high mileage vehicle.
Glenn Beasley Chrysler Tech

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Glenn, I tried a try bar. No Love. I'm tempted to drill out the thin silver metal end cap to see if there is a C Clip on the other side. I'm afraid of getting metal shavings etc into the tranny fluid etc.
Please email me directly at NetAdmin AT Cox DOT n e t
THANK YOU!, Karl N.
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Glenn, The car only has 40k miles on it. I'm stumped.
-Karl netadmin AT cox DOT net
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Hi, Thanks for all of the feedback via email guys! I got the CV Shaft changed and back together. That was NOT a fun operation; however, the sense of acheivement was great afterwards!
Happily, Karl N.
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You asked for help and you got it and the shaft is out. why not post how you got the shaft out?
Glenn
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Glenn, Sorry, for not responding sooner. I've been back under the car changing struts, shocks, rotors (Went to drilled and slotted rotors), and pads. I ended up putting a 3/4" bit in my Makita and drilled a very shallow hole through the thin plate in the bottom of the aluminum housing for the u-joint looking things. (Yes I know NOT the worlds best technical description) I then managed to get the plate completely out and was able to use a gear type puller to exert enough 'clean' pressure to pop the housing off. A lot of people suggested just prying it off. I was worried about damaging seals etc so I used this method and it worked well.
Again, thanks fro all the info! -Karl N.
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