I have taken my turbo out 3 times and never even considered also taking out the intake manifold. I take out the air intake and the CAC piping. Then I find a comfortable position to lay down on the engine while I take the bolts and clamps off. I don't have a major problem getting it out, I always fight it going back in.
03 XLT F350, CC, Toreador red/silver ,6.0, Auto 4X4, Extang Tonneau. Magnaflow xl turbo back, homemade headlight harness, VR shackles ,harpooned tank, 24" wipers, X-Monitor,FS bypass filter, Energy Suspension sway bar replacement bushings, Sinister coolant filter,HID fogs, scanguage.