I 'almost' dropped one of those nuts, and decided to stuff a rag in there(I thought I was better). Turns out I'm not better than I ever was, but I was better once than I ever was. Other than that it's maybe a 30 minute job if you really take your time. Definitely no need to remove the mirrors.
I could not get the mirrors to go forward on my 2006 I was able to get them to go back towards the rear of the motorcycle but not forward. This didnt give me very good access. So I simply removed them and then windshield replacement was easy. I did loose one of the nuts holding on the the windshield clamp so thanks for the rag tip. I have a supply of this nuts so no problem. So the mirrors on a 2006 will push forward toward the front of the mortorcycle?