2006 GMC Yukon Denali Transmission Filter Removal on 2006 GMC Yukon Denali

I'm trying to remove the transmission fluid pan to replace the transmission filter. After draining most of the fluid and removing all the bolts, I thought it would as simple as dropping it and sliding it sideways, but the exhaust pipe seems to be in the way. Is there a way to remove it without removing anything else or am I missing some steps.

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