You have to bend the pressure pipes a little bit to get it out at all.copy
now i remeber that bracket...but also read your comment wrong , i thought you went THRU the fan like from the outside of the car
when i did mine, i watched the yt video and read the tutorial on here, and didnt have to remove the engine mount though
In addition the manual has you remove... Quite a lot... From the engine bay. Including the intercooler pipe. None of this really helps the dpf get out but it does give some space for hands.