Takes up to an hour?!?! You are kidding.
The first time just R&I a door handle is 2 hours with decent skill level. I have replaced engine heads/dropped trannies for clutches/changed engines - as well as tons of smaller interior stuff - and I had to remove door panels a second time because alignment wasn't right. In fact, right now, my door handle is not quite flush on the second one I did. Because rear isn't quite the same as front. And I dread getting in there again.
Experience may differ
Took me about 45 min to do my first one. I watched a few videos beforehand and I went to work, it all came apart easily and quickly. hardest part was getting it back in there, had to maneuver it all which what ways to at it to slide in the tiny space it yeah easy and simple job.