After I posted last night, I searched around and found pictures of a VQ35 with the front case off. After looking at those, I could see how the coolant could get into the pan. Not nearly as bad as I thought it would be. I have a 4x2 so hopefully it will be slightly easier then yours.
I have done timing belts and water pumps before, just never a motor with an internal water pump. Or one that seems like it is completely held together with RTV.
One more question, then I'll leave you alone, I promise. What did you do to get the crank pulley off? Impact gun, starter bump? Thanks for the help, I do appreciate it.