Jumpin' Jahosaphats, Joe!
Barely a year a go you were worried about your lack of mechanical skills....I think you may have a gained a few.
How many new tools have you acquired for this job?
Have you put the new bushings in yet? About the only thing I can offer is to put a dab of never-seeze around the lip and let the bushing drag it in with it. I tried the first bushing dry and it squeaked and squealed something awful.
Are you dropping a new master in when you do the brakes?