It's not really a difficult job, just time consuming.
Memory's a bit rusty at the moment, but IIRC I managed to shortcut the manual a bit, as the book suggests that everything has to come off in bits. However after panels A to D, the fairing lowers and the screen and "W" are taken off, the rest of the fairing can be removed complete with the headlight assembly.
Take out the sidelights and disconnect the headlamp wires, then undo the four self tapping screws that hold the headlamp (via rubber bushes) to the front subframe.
Using your extra sets of hands support the fairing so that it doesn't plummet to the ground unexpectedly, at the same time as unclipping the fairing from the top edge of the dashboard, and gently pulling the fairing forwards, and Robert is your father's brother.
Well, it worked for my 01 anyway, and as the ancient sages said "To re-assemble simply reverse the procedure"