The bathtub faucet has been dripping for some time now. It's an old (1960's) two handle model. I've tried replacing the washers and putting in new valve seats. Still drips and getting worse. It appears to be the hot side. My plan was to open up the wall and pull out the faucet and replace the faucet body. I really don't want to do any tile work on the tub side, if I can avoid it (planning on a full remodel in the next year or two). The backside is in a closet, and on close inspection my wife found an access panel hidden behind several layers of paint. Problem is that there's a stud running just off center of the faucet (see photo). Since this is the back, hot is on the right. Any ideas, thoughts, or suggestions on getting this bugger out? Or on solving the leak problem without taking it out? Thanks!