Ok, after reading this thread, I have figured out the best approach-for me. I will separate BOTH ball joints, pull the inner joint apart with balls and cage left ON the halfshaft. On the bench, I will remove the inner joint and boot (which is intact) and replace the outer boot with an EMPI kit (10.49, free shipping, on eBay). Quality, one-piece boot. No need for me to pull balls and cage apart.
Should take about an hour to an hour and a half.
1990 Trooper S, 3" body lift
3.4L conversion, 5 spd manual, HD 3.1 clutch
Bored intake w/ Holley 400CFM throttle body
AIR pump eliminated, cat replaced with glasspak
31X10.5 Dick Cepek Trail Country tires
Good for towing my wife's Jeep