I managed to get the hub off on my lunch break , but stopped there as I ran out of time. Man that thing almost took off my hand when it popped off the axle! In fact, if I lie a machinists square along the flat face of the hub, it's not flat. I wonder if I did bend it, all I had available was a three-jaw puller. Can someone refresh my memory - do I need to fully remove the brakes and backing plates to get the axle shaft out? I feel like the answer is yes, in order to get the puller to yank out the axle.