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As I said in your earlier post, if it were Me,,,, I'd clean it up and see how long the bearings lasts. For 10 bucks and under an hour / compared to the $$ and time it'll take, why not find out?
Listen for the noise to return now that you know what it sounds like. If it took a year to come back you'd be better off waiting until you really Needed to go past that Knuckle Seal for a U-Joint or Ball Joints or something more serious.
As for removing the Knuckle Seal from the Hub/Axle it's easiest to just cut the sheet metal and peel it away until it's in half.