Am I being a bit of a wimp? I am removing the drive axles from my 1998 Altima, a task I have never undertaken before. Removing thepassenger side axle posed no problem, but I am unable to remove the driver side axle. The Haynes manual says either pry the inner CV joint out at the transaxle, or to insert a screwdriver through the differential side gears and knock the left side shaft free. I pried and pried, to no avail, and I hammered on the screwdriver until I became nervous I would damage something, but the axle remained solidly in place. Any particular tricks to removing this, or should I get past my nervousness and hammer away? Thanks in advance for any input. Art.