Make sure you remove the plastic undertray. It really isn't much different at all from my old Honda Civic. Just remember to remove and replace the crush washer, I have had one leak on me because I didn't change it.
As for pre-oiling the filter, fill the filter about 1/2 way with oil and oil the gasket on the oil filter. Make sure the old gasket isnt stuck on the mating surface for the filter.
let us know how it works out, I am lucky that I'm so skinny I can change the oil without jacking up the car!