Just did this this weekend. Very easy. Both of my pins came out with an allen key.
If you are worried about stripping the pins and you want to reuse I would jack up the entire front of the car and drop the strut out of the chassis as with the strut in the car there is some side load on the strut which causes friction when removing the pin.
Also, I didn't bounce or move the car around before putting back together. I didn't really understand this step as I don't see why it matters to bounce the car, etc before the top hats are bolted back up vs. after during the first drive?