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The left side of the engine would make it the front manifold. I don't recall ever having to remove the crank pulley and looking up the procedure, I see there is no mention of having to take the crank pulley off either.
Yes, you will need to create some extra space on the top side by removing the cowl panel.
These are the steps listed for removing the pump....
Remove accessory drive belt. Raise and support vehicle. Remove lower radiator hose. Remove nut on both front engine mounts. Lower vehicle. Remove generator. Disconnect power steering pump pressure hose. Remove cowl top vent panel. Disconnect water by-pass hose. Remove water pump outlet tube retaining bolt, and position tube assembly aside. Attach lifting equipment to left exhaust manifold. Raise engine approximately 5" (127 mm). Remove accessory belt pulley nut, and remove pulley. Remove generator support bracket.Remove water pump pulley. Remove water pump bolts, nuts and studs, noting location of studs. Remove water pump, lower tube and gasket as an assembly.