The dryer is repaired. If I were really smart I would have taken pictures to document the event. It was quite an entertaining process for me, but I was only the fabulous assistant. I think the primary repairman didn't have nearly as much fun as I did. In case you ever want to replace your own dryer belt you will need the following items.
a torque screwdriver set
a crescent wrench
a fabulous assistant
chopsticks (I am not making this up)
and a wonderful friend
If you have all those things, your dryer will be working like new in at least two days.