There is an E model MCI in our shop having transmission work done. A tidbit on the transmission removal. They completely removed the tag axle to get the transmission out.
A point of clarification for those not familiar with the coach Tom's talking about: "E" models have a steerable tag axle, unlike the fixed units on 7s, 8s, 9s. As, Bs, Cs, Ds and Js. So to pull the transmission only, the tag's got to come out.
The other option is to pull the entire powertrain. . .