The answer to the question is on my back in the forward fuse under the baggage door. Not all that bad except for the harness anchor for the crotch strap in my back.
Door came out well. A bit proud as shown in the previous photo. Really the only reason is that I hit the skin rivets on the neighboring bulkhead a little harder then I should have.
Updated progress photos;
Vans static source
Bonded cable fairings. Thinking now I should have set at least a couple of rivets
Here is the -8A step hole that comes standard in the -8. Fairing will be close, might need to abandon 1 or 2 of the top ones. And rivets to fill the step anchor holes above.