Sorry guys. I've been offline for a couple days studying and working on this car. I got that bolt off with some bolt grips I found at Autozone. Thanks for the tip. Worked like a charm.
As far as the swap goes, I'm installing the stock exhaust on the car today and then let my wife drive the stick to see what she thinks. I'm actually a little hesitant now to do the swap since I'm not sure if I'll still have a job come this summer.
Now that we've pulled out of Iraq, the DOD is downsizing and my job is one of the ones on the chopping block. I'm waiting for the president's budget proposal to come out next month to see how hard the DOD is hit with cuts. I'm studying to get my CPA to better my chances in the civilian job market and car stuff is kinda going to the backburner. I may start trying to sell the car this weekend as a stock 5 speed.
2004 D23 ATX ZX5: K&N FIPK, CFM TB, BSD, F2 Header, FSWerks Stealth Exhaust, Tom's Tune 91 Octane, SVT/Eibach full suspension, SVT brakes all around, 17" Black MSR Type 013, OEM style CF Hood