Sorry all for this thread. I apologize. My uncle came home and me and him used a saw to cut the front lip of the shock assembly and managed to slowly swing it to the rear side until it came all the way out.
Here is what happened. I started the job (pass side shock tower) and noted the Haynes manual said to loosen the 3 mount nuts and the center if your replacing the whole assembly. I did that. Than the next step was to remove the LCA to Shock bolt and nut. I got the nut off and had trouble with the bolt. I than remembered everyone telling me I need a Pittman arm puller and it fit perfectly to push the bolt through, so I did that and than the rear side of the shock came down further and now my bolt is crooked and wedged in on the front side.
I grabbed my ipad (hence the bad typing, and I am on my computer now) and brought it out with me and came here. I saw a post when I searched for 'shock lca bolt' that said.
There are ways of doing it without a compressor: get the front of the car on stands and put a jack under the LCA, undo the center bolt from the upper shock mount and SLOWLY lower the jack until the spring is loose. Then remove the lower shock bolt on the LCA and pull both out. Repeat for install.
So what I had at that time was a jack stand on pass side frame, jack on the frame as well, and one more jack holding up LCA ball joint to spindle. I could have sworn I did what that post said so I took it literally to mean the entire front end. Stand on the driver side and I try it again. Well no go.
You didn't remove the nut in the upper center of the shock mount did you? Because that would explain your problems if you did.
My best guess is I did this because of the quoted post I found and something probably backed it up in the Haynes manual. The book has a installation and removal of shocks, section 4. Section 5 is about installing shocks. It's weird because they seem to give different advice. No one is to blame but me of course.
I know I ended up trying to swing it off like everyone said in the posts. I than removed the three smaller nuts and after a lot of spring compression, crying, and hurt wrist later here I am.
OK so for the other drivers side I have a pretty good idea to start with removing the LCA parts except the bolt to shock tower and than just letting it freaking fall.
However I am still trying to fathom how to remove the strut from the LCA without removing the whole LCA or strut (strut looks like one solid piece, another part I am clueless about). Also I just realized how stupid I am and that the hole in the center is big enough to leave the nut on the assembled part as well as the part your taking off.
Anyway sorry again everyone and if anyone has advice I am all ears. I feel like the biggest noob in the world right now. I freaked out, sorry.