Any chance you can post a few photos of the underneath?
You might actually have two drain plugs for engine oil. Ford did that quite often because there needed to be a hump in the middle of the pan for the steering linkage to pass under. You need to remove both plugs, (not necessarily at the same time), to drain all the old oil.
The oil pan is usually about six to eight inches high and will be closest to the front of the car. The transmission pan is only two or three inches high and most of the time won't have a drain plug.
There's no pride to be swallowed. There's a real lot of guys out there who have no clue how the machine they trust to get them back home works. In nine years of teaching at a community college, I had five girls. Two were almost as useless as a few of the guys. You had to get out of the way of one or she would run you over with enthusiasm. The last two were two of my top students. The guys had a lot of respect for them. You might consider looking into the program at a nearby technical college, or ask if they have night classes for people in the community. With those non-credit classes, you get use of the facilities, there's no homework or studying, and there's an instructor always there to answer questions. You can also look for text books in the school's library.
If you're interested in pursuing some subjects further, I have some outdated text books available for the cost of postage. To keep the program certification, we can't use any text books that are more than five years old. The information in the old ones is still relevant though. There are a lot of videos and articles on this site too. If you want to get into electrical, you can send me a private message, then I'll send you to my web site. It was designed for Automotive students already in a class, but I'm in the process of adding pages for basic electrical theory for people who have no training at all. Next I'll be adding sections for Suspension and Alignment, then Brakes.
Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015 AT 8:35 PM