Bestop sells quick releases for soft tops - and you should of course go buy them. Buy a dozen!
But personally, when I remove/replace my hardtop, those bolts are one of the least painful parts. Lifting it, storing it, replacing the foam seal tape (you do this right?), getting it aligned properly, -- all of that is way more painful than ratcheting out a few bolts.
But when it comes to your soft top, you absolutely MUST get the quick release knobs. Because that's four bolts, and it's really really painful.
(actually, I think the idea for the soft top quick releases is being able to do it anywhere without tools at all, which I guess would be handy. I have tools.).