Just finished removing one. I sit an looked at it for over a month debating. I read articles on the internet on how to remove out the bottom, then decided, since I have never removed one that way, what the heck. To my surprise, I do believe it was as easy if not easier to come out the bottom than the top. But as previous poster said, you will need some room. We made a few mistakes but if/when we have to do it again, it will be much easier.