Just finished a valve job on a 98 S10, 4.3 4x4 and am having more trouble trying to fix a torn cv boot. I can't get it stretched over the hub, can't find the tools necessary for a fix on the car. I haven't a clue about removing the shaft. I have read about possibly having bolts on the trans, prying it out etc. However, I read about others replacing the "half shaft". Several questions, forgive me please for being a rookie. Does the shaft come apart, separate to replace only "half" of the shaft? If I pull the shaft from the trans, will I need to also replace the inner boot? I've tried to find "split" or "EZ" boots, no one seems to have them in stock. Help Please!! Thanks.