So here is my update, it took me 7 hours or so but I replaced the pump/thermostat and car is purring again!!!
I didn't use a ramp, I just jacked up my car on both driver/passenger side and the jacking point in the middle of the chassis.
Thanks to the original author of this post, every step was right on and although it took me a while, it was done correctly.
Thanks again, great forum!!!