Doing some more research it sounds like jacking the car and dropping the box before removing the motor is the easiest option for me.don't know, but if you jack up the front of the engine out of the supports , so lowering the gearbox , the top bolts will be more visible ?
Handy wrench to have but they should all have a removable bell housing. Perhaps useful for the starter motor also The integrated M30 bell housing started with the G260.not all trannys have a separate bellhousing …. ?
if so , for the 2 top bolts you "need" this…. don't know if 17 or 19...
Suspect that's it's actually a little longer than 40 secondsHere is how to solve your problem in 40 seconds:
Any ideas on how to get those top two bell housing bolts?yep
Pull tranny by removing 4 nuts
Now you can see the 7 bolts on the bell housing