Regarding part (9) in this schematic [down buy the 2 in 2008 Impreza].

the 08/09 Suspension/Brake reference

When the car is up on jacks stands in the front with wheels dangling (or off), is there any load on these Sway Bar Links? Or can I simply unbolt them and bolt on the new ones? If there is a load on them, what is the best way to keep things in place whilst they are replaced?

Also, are these torques in foot*lbs or newton*meters?