Crisis adverted! I solved my own problem on the rear brake installation. The Kawasaki Vulcan 750 shop manual (NOT the Clymer Manual) I bought on ebay a couple months ago has a good photo of someone's hands removing the shoes, so there is no question now as to what to do. If you don't have one of these manuals and you work on your own bike, GET ONE! It has better pictures, nice concise text that tells you exactly what to do.
The gist of the procedure according to Kawasaki is: Grab the shoes, pull them up at a slight angle to form a V and remove. Install the springs on the shoes and re-install them the same way, as one set. Don't forget to lubricate pivot points and reorient the wear indicator to the extreme left of the scale. Reassemble and ride! (There are other small steps in between but you'll have to buy the book since there won't be a movie.)
If nothing else, I hope this post will help someone on their brake install, it was only hard to do in my mind.
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