You should be able to buy yourself enough room by undoing the nuts on the top of the strut and tying the strut out of the way with mechanic's wire or twine. As I recall, it's only three nuts on the top to undo it.
No need to mark them. They only go on one way.Maybe you can mark the location of the strut top mounting bolt locations before you loosen them and line them back up when everything gets put back together.
Super thanks on the separate bushing purchase ability.