Next we go to the front of the transmission and remove the clutch release bearing. Now you can see the 8 bolts that hold the input shaft bearing retainer in place. You will also note that even when the bolts have been removed, it is very difficult to remove the retainer. There are three small bolt holes that look unused, these will help. Use 3 conventional 6mm bolts to 'pop' the retainer from its home. Here is the input shaft seal. It is the other seal that needs to be replaced during a rebuild. Replace it and then set it aside and turn your attention back to the case.
Next we remove all the bolts holding the upper and lower cases together.