First off, you will want to use a wide enough piece of wood to support most or all of the bottom of the oil pan. This is just to distribute the weight a little.
Second, you'll need to undo all the mounting points at the front. Look for anything that would limit the travel at the front. Since you're going to lift the engine up less than an inch. It won't be going anywhere far. You just need enought room to slide the mount out.
And yes, the service CD is invaluable. As opposed to the haynes, which covers many things superficially, and other things not at all.