Amen brother! These are great guides, but could be improved with tips to simplify some processes. I just did the same as you, and it was quick and easy, with less chance to damage cable connections.
But heated air rises...
So on earth—unless you are in a vacuum—heat rises.
I see that for all the guides for all the MBP models with solid state storage, the battery is disconnected before the solid state storage is removed. Why?
Traditional hard drives and SSDs don't have to have their batteries disconnected before removing...do they?