Well, I got it off. A buddy came by (thank god!) and noticed the motor was tipped in front. I was thinking motor weight was in the back like my Chevy. Nope, motor tips to front. Straightened the motor and wedged the starter off. The starter pin was corroded and bent (my fault) when I got it off. The right way to get this tranny out is to pull the starter first then remove the rest of the bolts holding the tranny.
Time for another beer!