how in the world did you get the 18mm flare nuts off of the rack for the lines?? I have a 18mm flare wrench, I took swaybar out, I lowered subframe and I still dont have any leverage either above or below to get the nuts to budge.. they have also been soaked in pb blaster..
I've done a couple, but other than remembering the flare nuts were hard to get at, I can't recall many details (other than cussing a lot - seems like that goes with most repairs, tho
But I do remember, dropping the subframe helped some. Also, separating the rack from the subframe was helpful, too. I ended up getting a sacrificial flare wrench and cutting it in two to help with the process.
I have some flare nut crows feet, too, but I can't recall if I used them or not. But they might be handy for going in from the top.
One key point is that, once you get the nuts broken loose, it's downhill after that. And you only need like a quarter turn to get them loose. So, if you can get the wrench positioned where you can get some leverage on it, you only need to turn it a little bit before it gets a lot easier.
Once you get the lines out, be sure to thoroughly clean up the PB-blaster.