On the 560 I found it was easy to just lower the system from the back - muffler and center resonators. That gave just enough room to slide the tunnel cover off toward the rear, which opens the access to all driveline components.
'73 280SEL 4.5 (9/72)- RIP
Only 8,173 units built from 5/71 thru 11/72
'02 CLK320 Cabriolet - wifey's mid-life crisis
2012 VW Jetta Sportwagon TDI...at least its a diesel
Non illegitemae carborundum.