Well first off I want to say thanks to Jaxon217 for starting the thread so that we can all change the front door handles ourselves.
I have one hack for future members. I drilled a 7/8 access hole in the door panel to get to the front bolt. Lowes sells 7/8 flush plugs that snapped right in the hole to re-finish the panel. This was much easier than trying to access the bolt from the top.
Also I pre-threaded the new door handles which makes it much easier to start the bolts once you install the handles.
You do not have to un-hook the key cylinder rod on the drivers side front door!
Just leave that one attached.
Also you need a pair of pliers like ddb1 has in his pics! You use them to unhook the electrical connection on the door handles!
Also I found it much easier to release the aft window release first. Grab the top of the glass depress the release and then depress the front one. If you have an extra set of hands available to hold the glass here is the time to use them!!