Removing fuel rail....How does one get to the bottom of the shock mount supporting the fuel rail without removing the whole induction system? The nut on the top of the mount is square and welded in place. Would have been so much more doable if the top of the mount had a regular nut with a lock washer! I hope to hell that I don't have to remove the induction manifold AGAIN! I recently had it off to replace the starter! What a nightmare!
You do not have to remove the intake manifold, but you do need to move the plenum out of the way.
First, disconnect battery, as you will be working near the starter with metal wrenches.
After removing the big air tubes across the top of the engine, what I did was to remove the coolant overflow bottle and windshield washer fluid bottle, and then from underneath remove the bolt that attaches the plenum support strut to the intake manifold. If it is attached to a different bolt, remove the ground strap that goes from the plenum to the intake manifold. Remove the nut on the bottom of the fuel rail shock support.
Remove the cold-start injector from the plenum, unplug the TPS connector, and disconnect the throttle linkage at the throttle body (inlet of plenum). (Remove any vacuum hoses that will restrict movement). Then loosen the hose clamps on one side of the short hoses between the plenum and the intake manifold.
Once you have all of that done, you should be able to rotate the intake plenum towards the right-side of the car. (You might need to loosen the bolt that attaches the bottom of the plenum-support strut to the motor mount -- you don't need to remove the bolt). Move the plenum as far as possible to the right. Then remove the 8 bolts that hold the injectors in place as well as the electrical connectors.
Relieve fuel pressure in the line (I do this in the trunk by removing the hose between the fuel sender and the hard line). (Wear eye protection because fuel may spray out.)
Then, disconnect the fuel line entering the fuel rail and the return fuel line below the fuel pressure regulator. At this point, you should be able to remove the fuel rail with the hoses and injectors as a whole. Replace hoses (and I suggest using appropriate fuel-injector hose clamps).
Replacement is the opposite.