Oh yeah, forgot to mention that. After unsuccessfully trying to come up with a configuration of snap ring pliers or whatever misc junk I had in my toolbox that would fit down into the sleeve and grab on the holes, I ended up getting a long punch down through the seal end and drive it out by the holes. Did what I know I shouldn't have and used a regular punch (couldn't find a brass one) and ended up boogering up the holes a bit, but a little work with a file and that was fixed.Jacob, how did you get the bearing sleeve out?
The bearing sleeve is in there fairly snug. I had to put a clamp on it to get it started back into the hub, it was too strong to just squeeze it by hand to get it started.
I'm still convinced if a guy had the correct right angle-long nose-special tip pair of pliers to grab on the holes it would come out easily. But now that it has a new seal, I should never have to worry about taking it apart as long as I'll ever care
Thanks for all the advice guys, I really do appreciate it!