Hey guys,, I ended up cutting my exhaust. Still not 100% if it was the o/d or the tranny extension that came off the transfer case. Whatever the rear driveshaft yoke sits into. The housing for that had a slot in the top to remove a snap ring, which I'm pretty confident I never could've removed with out removing the transfer case first. The exhaust was pinned in above the crossmember as well. Got it all taken apart and put back together tho. A couple snap rings had busted. I'll try to get some pics and throw 'em up later in the week or this weekend to see if you think there was any other way I could've removed the t-case w out cutting my exhaust.
Thanks for your help!