So that video is officially the sound of the alternator bearing (thanks
). After about 2 hours, the new alternator is installed and the noise is completely remedied (thank god).
Removing the alternator in these is a massive pain in the ***. For those that find this:
1. DISCONNECT THE NEGATIVE TERMINAL ON YOUR BATTERY. Loosen the belt by placing a 9/16 socket on the tensioner and pushing to the left. There is a hole for a pin on the right hand side, an allen wrench fits perfectly. This will hold it for you to easily re-seat the belt afterward.
2. Loosen and remove the top bolt from the alternator from inside the hood. It's plainly visible and easy to get to.
3. This is where I detract solidly from the instructions online. Removing the front tire and going in through the wheel well (at least in the 2WD) doesn't really help at all because it's almost impossible to get to the alternator connections from the opening that is there. Instead, get under the car and remove the skid plate, while laying under the car (you might have to slightly jack it up) you will now be able to remove the three bolts on the bracket, removing it from the alternator.
4. Scoot a little farther back behind the rack and pinion and looking up you'll now be able to clearly see/access the connection to the alternator. There are three plugs/connectors that you'll need to take off. After these are removed, the alternator should be moving freely.
5. To get the alternator out of the engine bay, I removed the fluid line directly below it on the steering rack, there will be about 3-4 cups of fluid that comes out, so have a bowl or something ready. With this removed, you should easily be able to pull out the old unit and put in the new one, reversing the steps.