When they get really bad you can move the wheel around. Im guessing that when the noise goes away is because the wheel has moved.
Best method is to remove the brakes, outer tie rod, and then the wheel bearing.
The orange snap ring most likely will need to be destroyed to remove it. I haven't had good luck with the 2 wheel bearings i have done. I ended up using a small flat blade to break the snap ring and needle nose vise grips to pull the rest out.
I your in need of ball joints or brakes this is the time to that stuff.
Right and left are the same part, just make sure to get the wheel bearing for a pvh truck.
I have done one side on jack stands with hand tools, and the other on a lift with air tools. It can be done either way.
99 x-cab 4x4 4.0l auto
mods, cranked t-bars, silencer delete, k&n drop in, Rebuilt trans ,Trans Go stage 3 shift kit, 3200stall Fuddle Racing Torque Converter,
VANIR 63mm TB, Roush split rear exit exhuast, E-Fan, JBA Headers
Auto up/down both windows, OHC, EATC (soon to be modded)
03 Crown Victoria Police Interceptor