I just rotated my tires for the first time.. 2012 20in overland V8...
I had seen someone posted their corrosion on the hubs / axle ends, but had sort of forgotten that issue.
The front were pretty bad the rears were really bad. The entire end of the "axle" (for lack of a better, more accurate, term... It's the part of the wheel / axle covered by the little center cap on the wheel).. was rusted severely, just like that picture someone posted but now I can't find. Here's what I did and think...
I used a wire brush to remove the crud from the wheel and the brake hat where the wheel touches the car. I used a air compressor to remove the dust, then I carefully smeared on a light coat of anti-seize to the wheel and or hat to make it easier to remove them next time being careful to avoid the lug bolt threads. I had to use a small mallet to get three of four off at 7000 miles!
I could see some water in the space behind the cap. Water gets in and sits there. In winter, that would be salt water.. I am thinking I'll drill small holes in the center cap plastic to allow water out. I may spray some kind of rust stopper on the end of the axle to try to stop the corrosion that is there. I don't think it would be easy to remove that nut even at this point, much less in 3 or 10 years when it might be necessary.
As for the tire rotation, I simply jacked up the right front, put on the spare, then jacked up the left side front and rear, put on the RF to LR, and LR to LF; then did the right side.