If you can scrounge up a couple people, you don't have the take the hard top all the way off the Jeep. I had a buddy come over and we unbolted the hard top. Then we lifted the hardtop up while my wife slid the soft top out the back.
2013 JKU Sahara, Gecko Green, loaded up
AEV 2.5XT lift, 315/70/17 Duratracs, AEV Pintler wheels, front/rear bumpers and hood, Warn 9.5cti-s, Teraflex carrier/hinge, Yukon 4.56 gears