You don't have to, at the top there is enough room to snake it in there.. I cut a little tiny bit off my new stud to get it in there. Make sure you have the replacement nut on there if going to cut, then the nut will cut the threads on the way off the stud... I used a sawzall and a metal blade went through it like butter.. Didn't want to pull the axle to install a new stud so, you put the stud in there then seat the new stud with the new (in my case) lugnut had to drill out the old one since I put my locking nuts on there from the 92 but then the "key" split in two hence the drilling of said stud, WHAT A PITA that was!
2002 CV LX Sport
Speed Bleeders installed with the new brakes!10/07-brakes 85K at the time