2000 335 sportsman rear hub removal help?

Hey guys. I am in love with this forum and have avoided starting a new new thread up until this point. Purchased a 2000 sportsman 335 a few years ago for $800 and been slowly going over everything. It may be a 99′, seems any serial number has been removed/ painted over. Assuming its a 99 or 2000, can anyone help me with the rear hub removal? According to my service manual which is for "1996-2003 sportsman 400 and 500, and explorer 500, the drive axle should just slide out from the rear hub at this point. I attached pictures of where I am at. Should anything else be removed? I don’t want to start banging with my mallet until I know for sure where I am "stuck". Let me know if any additional pictures would help.

Also, if anyone knows of a more specific services manual for a 99 or 2000 sportsman 335 it would be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance for your help; you guys Rock and were my inspiration to begin this work!

– Logan

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