Yes i did use the spring compressor. I just forgot to take pictures of the spring when it was compressed.
The main bolt on the bottom was the hard one to get off. Apparently i was trying to loosen the wrong part though. You have to take the BOLT out of the NUT instead of the NUT off of the BOLT. So either get in there with a big breaker bar or an impact wrench.
The three bolts in the trunk are easy to get out.
2000 Celica GT
1968 Triumph Spitfire MkIII