I am about to embark on something similar - bought a Quaife LSD centre and will have it fitted, but planning on pulling the diff out myself and send it off. Did you....
- just drop the whole rear end, or separate the trailing arms from the axle leaving the arms fitted to the car? The manual shows some interesting special tools
- remove the driveshafts with a puller or did the tapping with a hammer method work?
- remove both axle tubes or leave the one with the bearing on?
Sorry if these may be stupid questions. Ive only worked on independent rear ends in the past....