I don't think their is an easy way of doing it. I pulled mine out from the bottom but first noted where the lines routed around before pulling them. With my 2 wd, I had to feed the new lines in from the top and worked it around from their. i don't know if you can do that with awd or not, sorry. Hope this helps.
i can tell ya, i opted to just disconnect my lines on my awd. there ain't much room under there. just take the adapter that your oil filter screws on, and kink over the lines. that's what i did. probably the quickest fix. as long as you don't need your oil cooler. let me know, i took lots of pics when i did mine.