Here's how I did mine.
1: Take the two steering column bolts out and drop the column.
2: Take the 5 screws out of the top of the dash. LOOSEN the two bolts on the sides, one under the dash by the drivers door, one on the other side. The dash will pivot back.
3: Carefully detach all the wires necessary so the dash can pivot all the way.
4: Here's the big part. Most people will want to remove the heater core and it's piping as one unit, but there is ( in my opinion ) no reason for this. Cut the pipes on the heater core leaving yourself a few inches of pipe for a rubber hose. You may spill some coolant.
Trim the pipes on the new heater core to match, drop it into place, and splice the pipes together with rubber heater hose. You could flare the ends if you wish so the rubber hose has a nice place to dig in. Use clamps, make sure it's clamped good. Hook the wires up and swing the dash back into place.
My logic is this: If the rubber hoses work under the hood and don't leak, there is no reason for them to leak in the dash where they are more protected. It's a far less hostile environment.
You could have the whole thing done this way in three hours or less, the first time around. I can have the dash out in twenty minutes and back in in a half hour.