slave cylinder on 1993 Ford Explorer

have a 93 explorer need to pull trans out to replace slave cylinder. How do I get the exhaust out of the way. Are those real nuts on the coupler for the y-pipe to the cat. or are they a press on.

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Hi Jeremy,
How did you get that exhaust off? Were you able to get those nuts off? Does it require a special tool?