74 450slc rear axle replacement?

My son's 450slc lost an axle. I told him the CV was going and that he should get it taken care of but he waited until it completely broke. It busted the case on the third member and cv's on both axles when it went.
For his pennance, he has to tear it all down, go to our friend's salvage yard and pull the parts himself and the rebuild it while I supervise. The problem is, I can't figure out how the axle shaft comes out of the third member. I can't see how one could possibly replace an axle on this car. We've obviously had no prblem getting the broken shafts out of the car but I can't see how to get the stub out of the third member. We took the bolts out of the sleve and pryed, beat and pryed again on the sleve that looks as though it's part of the axle assembly.
Is that how it's to be done? If so, how in the world would one get a new axle shaft into this car? As it looks, the third member is pretty secure in the center and the outer axle bearing is in the fixed control arm. What am I missing? Do you have to remove the control arm, put the third member side in first and then slide the control arm back in place?
Please help!
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Remove the rear cover and remove the C clip that holds the end of the axle shaft in the carrier. Then the axle shaft slides out. Don't loose the shim on the shaft!

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I'll ceratainly be glad to try that, thanks.
But that doesn't explain how I would get enough room to slide the new axle in the third member and in the wheel hub. There's not enough room to do both and I don't see what else I'm supposed to take off.
Thanks in advance for any additional information.
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It sounded like you just need to get the axle out of the center piece: "The problem is, I can't figure out how the axle shaft comes out of the third member."
With the car off the ground and the rear wheels hanging, remove the rear wheels, remove the 13mm center bolt from the hole in the hub, unbolt the rear calipers AT the 2 bolts that hold them to the rear axle and remove them from the rotors [don't remove them from the hoses and DON'T unbolt the 2 halves!], push the axle shaft out of the hub. It will move far enough to clear the hub. Now swing the axle away from the hub thru the spot where the caliper was. Now remove the 4 bolts holding the 3rd member mount to the crossframe. The 3rd membet will swing down. Remove the 8 15mm bolts and remove the cover. Pull the C clips on the end of each axle shaft with a hook tool. Put the trans in neutral so you can rotate the ring gear to see the C clip.

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Thanks! That makes it as clear as day! I seriously appreciate it!
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