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46 ft lbs is the torque. Since they came loose I would use soem blue threadlocker when you install them. You can work through the starter hole oe inspection plate to get them tight.
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Correct you can have the trans in neutral and turn the crank bolt clockwise to turn the converter so you can get to each bolt
Yes, if you can just move it back you can replace the flexplate. I don't know about a 3 - 4 hour job but you would need a low rise transmission jack to let you move it back
You will be happier if you get a trans jack, no problem with special connections. You can take a look through the inspection or starter hole before you pull it apart.
If the converter was replaced (it has) then it was probably a rebuild and they bought an aftermarket converter. Usually they are replaced with the same specs as original. Sometimes they try to put a "loose" converter that will slip until higher rpms to allow the engine to build powerbefore the load of moving the truck is applied to it.