Surge tank removal is cake.
Yes, it was easy, and no, I didn't pull one engine mount. I had to remove the mount for the electrical connectors behind the front coil, then disconnect everything from the rear harness and pull it through to the top of the frame, then out the side. It's still a tight fit, but I was able to remove it and clean it out without much trouble. I also learned that I'll be needing the R/R. Woohoo.
So, for all the posts I've read stating that the engine must be dropped or pulled, feel free to go back and edit accordingly.