Yes, those are the pliers. I have the same pair lol. I love them.
Hmm the instructions I have are very limited. I'm assuming you torched the outer boot closest to the hub..
I'm almost positive you have to remove the inner boot first, then remove the outer boot from the inner side. You'll need snap ring pliers too.
I did my inners, they really are easy. The trickest part was removing them from the axle, lol.
Once you remove the inner boot, there will be a snap ring on the splines inside the boot. Remove that, then the whole inner shaft with the ball bearings will slide up off the shaft. Once the inner is completely removed, you can slide the outer boot off, on the inner side. Be careful when removing the inner ball bearings for the inner CV joint. They can potentially come apart, I purposely took mine apart to clean them and regrease everything..
It may seem like alot, but they are easy. Let me ask you, how much was your boot kit? Since you have to remove both boots, you may be able to just buy a halfshaft for a few $$ more and not have to dick with it.
EDIT: Yeah I just checked rock auto. A new halfshaft is the way to go man. They are the same price as the pliers.
. The only reason I did boots with mine was because I torched mine too, but it was my ride home that day too. Haha.