When I worked on my front driveshaft, I had the advantage of a lift. But the driveshaft comes off with 6 bolts on the CV side, other side has u-joints. That'll get the whole shaft out. To get the CV joint off, the cap will need to come off with some taps of a screwdriver and hammer. Then there will be a snap ring holding the inner part of the joint to the shaft. Take the snap ring off and the joint slides off the shaft. Remove the boot. Install in reverse. **If you do the rebuild, do not let the ball bearings come out of the joint!!! If you do, make real sure you know how the inner and outer pieces of the joint are oriented!** We patched my boot back up with some sort of silicone goo and in the process the joint fell apart. Took us 2hrs of trying different combinations before we got it back together correctly.
I'd go with the rebuild kit and get some u-joints for the other side of the drives haft, depending on how many miles you have on it. I did mine at 165k miles and my u-joints started to get some divots.
Mine: '98 Ranger XLT 3.0L SuperCab w/ manual 4x4 "Off Road" 193k miles
Wife: '07 Mitsubishi Outlander LS AWD 3.0L 128k miles
My 3.0 puts out 150HP...hers puts 220HP...something is wrong here!
Future Restoration: '77 Chevy 2WD K5 Blazer