the two small lower bolts are off, the shock is ready to come out.
This shock had been on the truck since new (several years), so it
needed a couple of slight taps with a hammer to break it free.
that, the shock falls / comes down and is ready to be removed.
this picture, you can see that since I did not jack the truck up,
and I am doing this job on a flat driveway, there is not quite enough
room for the shock to come all the way out or wiggle it sideways
can get around this in our next