I changed my clutch last month without pulling the front axles. The trans moves back far enough that the front of the bellhousing can kind of rest on the rearmost part of the front subframe. Plenty of room.
As for whether it makes it harder to reattach the trans, I can't speak to that. I was working alone so it was going to be a pain in my ass either way. By moving the trans jack up & down to set the height at the front of the bellhousing, and using a separate floor jack under the rear of the trans to adjust the pitch, I eventually got it.