Here is one more pic of the bottom of trans with the old filter off
I was kinda surprised at how little was under the pan. I remember on the 700R4 for my 88 camaro there was the valve body and all sorts of other valves and solenoids. I guess on a front wheel drive car the valve body is on the side.
If anybody else decides to do this themselves, it is very easy to drop the pan without spilling alot of fluid. Just make sure you have a big catch pan to catch the fluid, and start taking the bolts out in the middle of the pan that face the back of the car. Start in the center and work your way out, and after you get the back row out, the fluid starts coming out. I loosened the outer edge bolts a bit and it was coming out pretty well, so I just let it drain for awhile and when no more fluid was coming out, I just took the rest of the bolts out and dropped the pan. When you get the last three bolts or so, support the pan so that you dont bend the lip.
Then everythings else is pretty easy, there is no bolt holding the old filter in, just pull it down and out with a twisting motion, just make sure you have a drain pan underneath it cause there is about half a quart of fluid in it. Then use a screw driver and hammer to carefully tap in a side of the fitting that the filter goes into. Instal the new fitting, install the new filter, bolt the pan back up, and add 7 quarts of fluid.
Start the car, let it run a few minutes and then put it in reverse and drive and run it up through the gears acouple of times(Do this while on a hoist or jack stands, just be carefull). Then get underneath and pull out the fill/vent bolt. In my case no fluid was coming out, so added a half a quart and it almost instanly started coming out of the hole. So let it go a while till no more fluid was coming out and put the bolt back in. (This is all done while it is running). Then just take it down and go drive. Pretty simple.