Did not remove the bottom bolts no. I followed the how-to guide on this site. I didn't remove the bottom bolts because i didn't want to fully disassemble, just everything up to get the seals off. So cap loosened, spring compressed, locknut, cap removal, removed spring and stuff to drain. Filled, reassembled.
The pre-load adjusters are only different because I had them set the same then read somewhere that could be it, but it's not. Both forks still compress and everything. Just can't figure out why they'd be so far off ~5mm. It's the throttle side that is higher, which was not the leaking side, so maybe there's still fluid in the bottom of that one so technically there's too much now from what i added? I mean i added and measured them from the top of the cap like the manual said to do if you don't have the actual fluid measuring tool.