I just did mine a couple of months ago. Same car except auto.
There are two bolts that hold it on. You don`t have to remove the exhaust.
I don`t remember but you may have to remove the lower heat shield.
There might be a shim under the starter housing. Make sure if you use the same starter that you put it back on.
Oh, by the way disconnect the battery.
I waited until the starter was loose to disconnect the wires that run to the solenoid.
Easier to get to them that way.
[This message has been edited by TXGOOD (edited 09-27-2013).]