So I had broken rear axle mounts on my '11 hdx700 and had the welding shop fix them up better than new. Drove 20 feet out the door and it appears that the rear gear case( i want to call rear diff) is shot, loud clunking noises, appears a gear or 3 has striped some teeth. I want to take it out of the machine to work on it, since I already have the box off and need to save a little $ on labor. I know the 2 bolts that hold it in and the 4 to remove the driveshaft. What is the best way to take out the axles? Do you remove the hub completely or is there a way to just swing them out of the way? Does the gear case have to go out the bottom? IT appears to be the only way out. Sorry for the possibly dumb questions I am really hoping to get this thing going in 5 days again. THANKS!