It is in a terrible spot to get to. I just took the rear end out of my 04 HPX. Shift fork broke, another story. I had to take the starter off to remove the transaxle. Taking the skid plate off made getting the starter off some what easier
You'll save yourself the aggravation. Plus you'll be helping to jump start the economy by keeping your local dealer open and will help JD improve their bottom line, potentially increasing their stock price and perhaps your 401K assuming you have JD stock.
While you're not struggling with the starter you can be out having fun while maintaining the 6-foot rule.