So, I've got a leak in the heater core and started the process to replace it, but I've hit a roadblock. Hoping some of you who are experienced here can help me with the next steps since a lot of the writeups (and the FSM) don't really describe it well. I searched quite a bit and use a few posts for the process, but none really explain this part.
So far I have pulled the dash, though I just pulled the center console back rather than fully removing it (this may be part of the issue?). I've removed the bolts/nuts for the A/C evap, blower, and the heater unit.The engine bay side hoses are removed from the heater core. I am stuck on how to get the heater unit out, specifically, based on the FSM I am understanding that the evap needs to come out first, then supposedly I can get the heater core out? I'm not seeing how that is possible with the hard A/C lines running to the evap, unless I drain the system and disconnect the lines. I added a link to an image below of the current situation if it helps.
Pic of the situation
My guess is that I need to actually fully remove the center console and the parts between the heater unit and the console, and then I am hoping its all way easier than I think after that. I may be wrong though, which is why I am posting here before I proceed.
Thanks for the help!