If you had the Engine Service Manual, you could read about the procedures to swap in (remove and replace) whatever parts are ultimately determined to be needed. You should have a good idea then if this modification is something you will be comfortable with.
Since you sound like a novice, I'll mention that sometimes certain assemblies (like carb linkage, for example) can be confusing to re-assemble properly, especially if you are relying strictly on memory. Because the pictures in the manual can't always answer the question of what went where, consider taking digital photos from a variety of angles, should you decide to tackle this project.
BTW, you probably can probably get this job done without a hoist or impact wrench.