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Thanks MikeB for the information. I did see MChan's post about installing a new serpentine belt, I just felt that on the 6.0 there must have been something more complicated, because getting out there and looking at it, you immediately start thinking, 'okay, what do i have to remove to access the tensioner pulley?' But I quickly found out, the answer is 'nothing.'
I have a 1/2" driver, but couldn't find my breaker bar lying around anywhere. So I went to the parts store and rented a serpentine belt tool, seemed like a sweet deal, but it broke on me before I could apply any actual torque to it. About that time I remembered in the past I used the bar for my floor jack as a breaker bar. With a breaker bar and 1/2" driver I was able to quickly lock the tensioner in place, pull off the old belt, route the new belt through and prior to releasing the lock mechanism on the tensioner pulley, I double checked that the belt was sitting properly on all pulleys first.
Sinner6.0, your homemade tool is obviously more robust than the rental tool I had gotten from a local parts store, and I like how the driver on the end is rotated in such a fashion that it would easily work well with the set-up and limited space that these trucks have.
I appreciate all your time, and I hope others find this beneficial.