You probably wouldn't want to do the full rebuild on your "rookie" debut but certainly a partial rebuild would help you learn and save you some money.
You need an engine hoist, these can be rented, but you need a truck to get one, irony, lol.
And an engine stand, these are not expensive.
Take lots of pictures of the wiring while you are remove all the parts from the engine.
Strip it down to block and heads then remove it, you do need something under the trans to support it while engine is out.
Also remember as you lift the engine up, the body will also lift up because the weight of the engine is being removed, so the hoist arm should be as close to the heads/block as practical to get the full lifting potential of the hoist.
Once engine is on the engine stand remove the rockers, heads, flexplate/flywheel, main pulley, water pump, timing chain cover, oil pan and oil pump.
What you have left is a "short block", call a few machine shops to find out what their price is for a short block rebuild and head resurfacing and testing.
All the previous work was just wrenching, the short block rebuild requires tools and using gauges to check clearances, which you can do yourself, if so inclined.
The head resurfacing needs to be done at a machine shop and they can also test the heads for leaks, overheating often cracks a head, just FYI.