I’m pretty sure you’ll be able to take it out with just the tie rod unbolted but it’s gonna be a tight squeeze. Personally I wouldn’t recommend it since getting a new one back in could damage it with all the maneuvering. You will be able to take it out by just removing the strut bolts, no need for the lower ball joint to be removed.
Definitely don't touch that then. Getting the alignments right on these can be a real hassle. Took me a year and 3 shops before I got mine right. After that I started working at a shop that did alignments and did my own. Took over an hour to get it right and it wasn't far off to begin with.This is the info I was looking for. I don't want to mess with the strut bolts because the last alignment I had done they installed camber bolts there. I shall try and see.