c/v replacement mechanical problem(2005)

2005 corolla ce , 129,000 miles on it.
automatic transmission.
car is made in Japan.
the inner boot on the drivers side is busted.
I bought a boot kit at toyota for about $44.

My mobile mechanic is very experienced and honest.
The car was jacked up and placed on jack stands.
HE could not get the c/v end piece to pull back out of the transmission.
He said he could not get enough leverage with the pry bar.
Maybe if the car was up on a shop rack it would be possible.
Any of you guys had this problem?
Thanks for any advice.