couple other tips from a 6spd removal thread I had started awhile back:
FRONT END - 2x4 spanning strut towers, remove pitch stop bracket, tie strap from 2x4 to bolt hole for that bracket.
BACK END - remove cross members, floor jack under the trans mount.
Plus you will want the engine tilted backwards with gives you some downwards angle. Once you remove the trans the engine will want to flop forwards.