From the rear side of the skid plate you can stick your head up there with a light and see the bolts . You will be working kind of blind as you can't see when you put your hand in . I do the transfer case bolts first with trans in neutral , brake off that way I can put my foot on a tire and push the jeep to make the DS rotate so you can get all of the bolts and you wont have to hold the ds still the Jeep will do it then do the front . The 8mm slipped and I tore up my hands pretty good on the first bolt . I found a 5/16 was a much better fit to break them loose with a glove on.
yes the DS compresses
05 TJ Rubicon 4.88s ,3&2" BDS, 1.25" JKS BL Bilstein 5100, Currie Currectlync , Savvy arms/Metalcloak Duroflex joints, 33"Cooper STT's, Mc front Track Bar