You don't have to take everything apart. Are you following the procedure outlined in the service manual? Do you still need the correct socket? I have an extra I made a couple years ago. You can have it for shipping. It's pretty ugly but it works.
With the socket and the service manual it should be a drama free process that takes less than a minute.
grab the forks at the bottom and push'n'pull if there is no play 'click' then all is fine. to much pressure can cause the bearings to dimple the race or elongate the actual bearing and will cause premature wear as will to loose. don't get to hung up about perfection.
looking at the second clip then i would say they are perfecto. just feel that there is no notching when turning from side to side and if there is then its new bearings and races time.
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