For future reference, it's easier to detach the motor from the regulator, than the wires from the motor (might be soldered, but that cap's on there good so I'll never know). I removed 2 Torx head screws holding the motor to the angle drive, then 3 bolts holding the angle drive to the regulator. It might have been possible to detach the angle drive with the motor attached to it.
If nonUS cars don't have a side impact beam, it might be possible to pull the regulator with the motor attached.
*WARNING* I detached the motor with the regulator in the window down position. Logic would dictate that you don't mess with a compressed spring. Logic was not dictating to me today.