i HAVE DONE THIS, BUT IT WAS ON A STAND.
I have removed a torque converter and I did not use a special tool, but the engine was sitting on the floor. I hoisted the engine up and there is an access hole in the bottom of the engine, point a socket back, facing the rear of the engine, and shoot a bolt off one at a time, turning the engine over between bolts. I did not use a special tool.
I don;t know if this will help or not.