Should be held in with clips, remove the clips and use a U-Joint press to remove it. You can remove the rest of the shaft without losing any fluids and make it easier to work on it. I would check the center bearing for issues as well. Joints rarely fail that way without some external forces. It could be the center bearing is locking up and twisted it off.
The carrier bearing is at least available as a replacement so if you matched the U-Joint up you could re-use the shaft. If you go that route, please post the part number of the U-Joint you find. That could be real helpful for others.
Saturday, September 19th, 2020 AT 5:53 PM