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changing U-Joint Help

I was wondering if anyone has a link or can walk me through changing a blown U-Joint in the passenger side front drive shaft on my 1997 F250 HD 4X4. It is the U-Joint closest to the wheel. I am somewhat capable with a set of wrenches but cannot afford to keep paying for the repairs on my money pit.
The U-Joint is easy to see and it looks simple enough to get to but after all it is a Ford and things are never as easy as they seem. I can physically rattle the driveshaft coming off the front diff and it is obvious that this part is toast. I was told that this is a two part driveshaft which simply slips out of the rubber boot which hides the connection. Is there a fastener of some sort hidden or does it simply seperate? How much of the wheel and hub assembly do i need to take apart and how does that process work? I apoligize for the stupid questions but as this vehicle is my work truck i need to know what I am looking at as far as being able to get it back together once I've taken it apart.
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