Axle Shaft Replacement
I've got to go through the same thing next month as I have noticed the outer boot leaking oil on the passenger side, and the driver's side outer boot looks pretty age-cracked. My plan is to go with the new Mercedes parts. Hopefully it will be a once in 20 years job.
Please keep us informed on how this works out for you.
I assume you had the body on jackstands with the wheels dangling to fully extend them. If that were the case, did you still have to jack up the differential to disengage the axle shafts?
Also, were there any special tools involved?