So today I got the pully/damper off and started the motor. I soon realized the front seal is for the back of the damper and doesn't fit tight to the crankshaft because oil started to flow everywhere. So, new seal on the way, we'll see if that stops the drip. Pretty easy to get the pully off, I used a breaker bar/pipe combo against a board, 15/16 socket, and cranked the motor with the stop button engaged. 1/2 second later good to go. Biggest problem was finding a puller. Taylor rentals had one that fit.
New seal presses in from the front, so not removing the timing gear cover for now.