Thanks for the response LunaticSVT. I just finished it up the clutch job and it was the most difficult clutch I've ever put into a vehicle. The Chilton's book I have kind-of left out a few "details" that they apparently didn't think were imnportant... like having to support the engine.
Since I don't have an engine hoist, I ended up using two 2" steel pipes spanning the engine compartment that I end-supported on wooden blocks. I then chained the engine to the pipes to hold it in place while I dropped the subframe.
I ended up removing the battery pan and air filter box from the engine to improve access. Made it real easy to get to the speedo cable and some of the other hidden bolts. Nonetheless, it was still a bear to get the transaxle out. The final trick was to remove the backup switch from the transaxle which provided enough clearance to drop and rotate the transaxle out the bottom of the engine. Since I only had one jack that I was using to adjust the engine height, I ended up having to horse it around from the top of the engine compartment and lower it down to the floor. If the crack Ford design engineers had moved the chassis frame up by about 3/4 of an inch, the tranny could have slid into the wheel well to provide more than enough clearance to rotate the thing up and out. It would have made removing the clutch a breeze with no need to drop the sub frame. Makes me wonder how many of these engineers have ever worked on a car.
Thanks for your help!