ok, after a test drive it took care of the majority of my bearing noise in the rear end, i think that my driver's side shaft is too scored as well, since that bearing is nearly new too.
here's some pics from the process. firstly...
the most important tool for the job.
second best tool in the arsenal. if you've never used a ratcheting wrench, you're missing out.
don't forget to slather some of this on every nut and bolt you take out.
if you don't know where to start on this, well, i kinda feel bad for ya. crack the diff and drain it.
pull your tires and ebrake hardware on the side you want to pull(more room to work with) take the other tire off as well so you can spin everything easier.
pull your drive shaft so you can freely spin the diff as needed.
get the right tool for the job of pulling the cross shaft pin, e8 torx.
for this guy
now you can rotate the locker around(or pull the spider gears if you don't have an aussie(
if you have an aussie, pull these springs.(never mind the milkshake)
now the c clip will either fall right out or it'll take you 2hrs to get it wiggled just right to come out. guess which way it went for me this time...
pull the shaft out, use a slide hammer to yank the bearing and seal at the same time.
tap the new bearing into place a little bit with a non marring hammer. then use the old bearing to pound it evenly the rest of the way in.
the same method works for the new seal using the old as a punch.
throw the new shaft in, pop the c-clip back into the slot, put the springs in, throw the cross shaft in. rtv the cover and put it back on, then fill with your choice of gear lube. i happen to use this wonderful contraption known as an oil safe to pump the oil into my diffs. saves a lot of messing around.