I never take my skid off. You can put a socket on two bolts easily, remove the bolts from the front, turn the shaft 180 degrees, remove the last two bolts. Takes me 15 minutes to remove the shaft, grease it, and replace it.
Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that I ask for.
Never trust a lumpy fart.