I've done it.
I followed the manual but with a little improvisation (if you pm me your email I may be able to send a pdf of the manual)
there are many ways I heard to do it but the basics are the same, get everything disconnected and taken off the engine. raise the car as high as possible and take the engine/box out from underneath seems to be the best way, here are a few things i found that made it easier:
remove the front bumper it will give you a lot more clearance and visibility.
on refitting I tied the alternator to hang in the back of the engine bay and once the engine was almost home i got the alt. in place, finger tightened the bolts and revisted later as there isnt enough room to fit the engine with the alternator attached.
If you've never done an engine out before take some pictures as you go along for reference on refit too.
I actually did mine all without a hoist, just a pair of trolley jacks, axle stands & plenty of wood, also made a wood frame to sit around sump and had a trolley for engine/box to sit on for rolling in/out, (i lowered the car, sat the engine on the trolley, undid the mounts and slowly raised the car leaving the engine on the trolley to slide out
) oh and I supported the car on wheels once high enough too.
i wouldnt say it was and easy job, but it wasnt terribly difficult either if you can bare a bit of back ache and grazed knuckles. just be methodical & take your take your time, check & double check everything, give yourself lots of room, keep your tools organised, make time for grub & tea (or beer) breaks and you'll enjoy it. I did, and the sense of self satisfaction when it all goes back in and finally starts is immense
I'd would have been happy to chip in and help if i was nearer to you.
Hope this helps & good luck