Good luck if you can get if off without removing the bumper. I could not.
But my alternator crapped out on me around the same time as I was planning to change my hoses so I had to remove everything to get that out and replaced all the hoses I could see just in case.
Getting to that is next to impossible, I wish you luck.
Having said that, the front end isn't so hard to get off, it's just a "pain in the %%" and the way I look at it is, it's good practice for the next time you have to take it off.
Timeing belts, alternator, cam seals... long list of why we all need the practice