Done a bunch of these, cobalts and other cars/trucks.
One tip for the axle:
Spray it down with some penetrating oil before you try to remove it. You can also strike it carefully with a hammer, there is usually an indent in the end of the axle, use a punch there to avoid damaging the threads (or put the nut back on if you really don't trust yourself
Usually you can break the axle loose fairly easily and just slide the hub out, barring any major corrosion issues.