With all the stuff you've gotta remove, Disston, I'd think you'd move the engine forward instead. I've heard of removing both engine bolts or just the rear one (the method I used). The two different methods each require special tools - removing swingarm axles or exh nuts.
It's nice not having to remove the swingarm axles since that requires a bit of cleaning to ensure crud and grime doesn't get forced into the bearings upon re-assembly.
Keep looking at those pix LLB - eventually you'll get it looking as good again... one little step at a time!
It still runs as good, and that's the important thing. Every time you throw a leg over you'll be reminded of the great 2012 adventure!