Thank you for all of your helpful suggestions. After carefully considering the idea of cutting my trunk, I dropped the rear instead. My TA is a 98 Vert, which left me with a few issues. Non-verts have a nice hatch for a trunk; the trunk lid can be opened up allowing for plenty of room to extract the pump. The verts have a flat trunk lid and a support dam that goes between the trunk and the top. This allows the height of 8 inches fit cutting tools (which is easily done) but, it also only leaves 8 inches of height to remove the fuel pump assemble (not so easily done in that short of a space). Also, (not sure if it is on all 4th gens) the neck on the fuel pump assemble are about 10 inches long and at the tip turn and travel another 4 inches to the left (this would make for one funky hole in the trunk).
Dropping the rear end of the car was not that big of an issue:
Remove rear tires, suspension, and muffler:
Unplug Fuel System:
Drop rear, remove tank:
Wire up new Walbro 255LPH Pump:
Make sure pump is secure:
Installation is opposite of removal!
Prime pump about 5 clicks, start car, and you are good to go.
The issues I saw with this project were time and patience. The suspension was replaced last year, so removing it was a snap. Fuel System just unplugs. If you have a welded muffler system, it will need removed. I have a Borla exhaust and we were able to unbolt it and slip it off. The exhaust system was a little stubborn, but it came out fine. The neck to the fuel tank is welded on. Dropping the tank was one of the most complicated parts of the project, but after trial and error the tank dropped. Here is a very important tip: when you are removing your fuel pump assembly, rotate the fuel pump assemble about 15 minutes clock wise; This will allow the float to clear the splash card inside of your fuel tank (install opposite of removal)! Putting the tank back up is just as tricky as taking it down, more trial and error. After the tank was back in place it was nothing more than lifting everything back into place, bolting it back up, and giving it a test fire.
Thanks again for all of your helpful suggestions.