Glad i wasn't alone on it.I started getting the upper mount bolts in to take the weight but kept them slack enough to ‘wiggle’. I used a small car jack under the brake disc with a rag for protection and then jacked it up gently, at the same time pulling, pushing and swearing to manipulate the lower shocks position. Once I got the shock around the hub bolt area I jacked it one pump at a time to get the bolt holes close. I then used a thin metal bar to push through the bolt hole to help me aline it. Like you say, an absolute pig!!!