Thanks, XDGT03, for the response, If I hadn't been under the car on Saturday, and had read your post, it would have saved me a 2nd trip to the autoparts store to retrieve the plugs from the old pump-- I took it off and left it at the store when I bought the new one, trying to avoid a 2nd trip.
I was considering removing the axle, but wasn't sure if I could do it without messing up the alignment, as it was just done a couple of months ago. Did you have to get it realligned?
I sprayed the bolts on the converter with liquid wrench, and started unhooking the pump. After getting it unbolted and all the hoses and tubes unhooked, I started looking for the floor access plate to unplug the O2 sensor in the tailpipe from the harness, like in the manual page above to take off the exhaust.
Took the bottom of the center console off, but there were no wires from there routed down under the carpet. Started wondering if the exhaust had to come all the way off. While looking at the converter "tunnel", I guessed that I could just push the converter to the drivers side, and the pump might fit without taking off the exhaust.
After another shot liquid wrench and a long coffee break while it 'worked', I was able to get the bolts off of the converter. It took a little jiggling, but by pushing the converter all the way up and to the left, I was able to get the pump out.
Another note for someone searching this forum before doing the job. There is a squeeze-type clamp on the filler tube hose on top of the pump. It is way easier to connect this before bolting the new pump into place.
I was at this for about nine hours total. A lot of the time was spent scratching my head, considering different options for what to take off, looking for the harness connector for the O2 sensor, and driving to the autoparts store twice.
Thanks again for the help.