Yes, you have to remove the backing plate. Once you do, there will be a small bolt holding the crosspin in place. Be extremely careful with this bolt. It's very common for it to snap off and then you are in a world of hurt. Once you remove it, the crosspin will come right out and then both axles can be pushed inward to expose the c-clip. The clip comes out and the axle will slide right out.
2000 Excursion Limited 7.3L 4x4
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