Okay, now that I'm done to a crutch sometimes, I need/want to get going on my rod rebuild. Thanks to you folks, I soaked the butt end, in a baggie, in hot water and was able to get the reel seat off in good order. I did find that waiting about 10 minutes after soaking helped. A little, I say little, twisting helped also. So, now:
A. To replace guides - single or double foot?

B. Take off a guide and then replace, one at at time?

C. Can I redo the rod blank? That is, change the color, spiff it up a bit?

D. Tip top, leave it or try to remove it and out another on?

Thanks all, I promise to post pictures as I go along.