The rear springs are not wrapped around the shock like the fronts, they are in a separate location.I'm not sure what's more surprising to me, that...
A) ...the coil piece broke off and was able to 'get off' the shock all together. (completely separate)
B) ...I just so happen to look in the rear view mirror and see it separate from the vehicle and roll to the side of the road. (AND retrieve it)
Haha. I was just coming back to the forum to redact that statement. Thanks. I found this tutorial on youtube that explains it fairly well. Although he doesn't replace the rear springs- as far as I can tell...The rear springs are not wrapped around the shock like the fronts, they are in a separate location.