OK, tires are back on. Not a mark....this time. And yes, I took my time. Turned to be more useful advice than I thought. my bad
I took the brake caliper off. Ended up taking the pads out in order th get everything back together. Kind of a pain, but it didn't take but 5 minutes, which is probably why "mechanics", and I use that word loosely, don't do it. Just for good measure, I took the chain guard off also. It needed a good cleaning anyways. Same with the hugger.
The bikes are in the basement (walk out door), on carpet, so I just sat on the floor and used my socked feet to lift the wheel into place. I've done that many times.
I would NEVER take my bikes to a shop!!!