Correct. The shaft is retained to the end of the axle housing with 4 bolts. They are accessed through a hole in the axle flange. No need to remove the brakes. The hardest part is pulling the axle after the 4 bolts are out. Some come out easy, some require "encouragement." One easy encouragement method is to use the brake drum reversed as a junior slide hammer.
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