As to being a pro, no I have rebuilt many front ends now but I figured it out just by paying attention to how it came apart. Only time I consulted a pro was to align the front end after replacing all the parts. If you count the turns as the tie rod ends come apart and put it back the same way you can drive it to the front end shop without destroying a set of tires.
Front Springs ABSOLUTELY UNDER COMPRESSION, regardless if you have it supported below the lower A-Arms or the frame or crossmember! (Don't attempt spring removal without a spring compressor & a safety chain.)
Rear's more than likely NOT if you have it supported under the FRAME w/ the rear end hanging free & the shocks disconnected at either the top or bottom (I put my '70 Chevelle SS Rear Coil Springs in by hand this way)