Mark, I had an 88 Accord. I got it cheap from a place that bought it for a hundred bucks...cause it needed an alternator.
To remove it, yeah, pull off the wheel, drop the strut, etc. That was the way to do it.
And some people complain about Harleys? This is one of these things where I enjoy Honda cars for driving and how they last, but once things start getting a little worn...give it up and move on. Someone will buy it for good money 'cause it's a Honda. ;D