In order to remove the oil pan, the torque converter cover will need to be removed. The oil pan is actually hitting the oil pick up tube, you will need to remove that. Remove the dipstick from the tube also. The transmission does not need to be removed or loosened to remove the pan.
You will find the directions below:
CAUTION: Only raise the engine enough to provide clearance for oil pan removal. Check for proper clearance at fan shroud to fan and cowl to intake manifold.
NOTE: Do not pry on oil pan or oil pan gasket. Gasket is integral to engine windage tray and does not come out with oil pan.
NOTE: The double ended oil pan studs must be installed in the same location that they were removed from.
NOTE: When the oil pan is removed, a new oil pan gasket/windage tray assembly must be installed. The old gasket cannot be reused.
how do I remove the oil pik up tube?
is there an alternate way to raise the engine?
whats your guess on the condition of the engine?
You should be able to tilt the oil pan enough to get to a nut and a bolt for the pick up tube. The nut should be in the middle of the oil pan on the right side. The pick up tube's bolt will be in the very front of the pick up tube where the oil pick up tube goes into the oil pump.
I have done the following to raise the engine: loosen motor mount bolts, loosen transmission mount, raise back of transmission, put a 2X4 under mount or housing, use a block of wood and raise engine, unless you have an engine hoist.
My guess on the condition of your engine is due to your awareness and turning off engine, I believe you did not do serious damage.