Does the pulley lock up if the AC and the Defroster are off? It shouldn't. If it doesn't, you could drive it. Keep in mind, the compressor runs when the defroster is on too.
As far as the manual, we use an online manual and I can't copy and paste anything. The freon removal should be done by a certified mechanic that has the equipment needed. As far as R&R the compressor, you should be able to do that.
Let me know if this helps. Also, (I never looked at them) there is a site link on this page for manuals. Check it out and see if it can help you.
Let me know how you make out with the problem or if you have other questions.
Sunday, January 4th, 2009 AT 12:26 PM