update: got the tub out WITHOUT removing the taps. There was only a few screws and metal brackets around the tub surround. The tub is really not a big thing, was thinking of making the tub bench (what goes under the bathtub) stronger. I am 6 feet, 250lbs. Not to sure if i would ever use it, but might as well just in case. Had to cut the caulking but all in all, it was a easy project. FOUND the leak in the pipe. It did have a crack, so i am going to replace who pipe with updated pex piping. Thanks again for your responses. Love the site too!