Thanks for the feedback. I've read many posts on other forums about this problem, and the procedure used to do the work. Yes, it appears to be a common problem. And, no, there is no consensus on how to do, no removal/no lift, remove, lift. There seems to be some people in each camp.
No decision has been made yet. I'm waiting for the shop to return to me with possible dates. They intend to block out three days. I am working through an independent shop, but having second thoughts about not going to a certified Ford dealership. If this is a common problem, they have made these repairs numerous times, and are better qualified to do the job.
Anybody with an observation about my concern?