Exact, infuriatingly same way.If takedown is the same as a ruger mark II, than they are indeed overly complicated to take down. Could have been made easier to do it, but it does get easier.
There's a company that makes a "speed strip" kit for about $50 bucks that does exactly that. It's basically a screw-in pin that allows the bolt to be removed without touching the mainspring. The newest kit even ditches the mag safety and lightens the trigger significantly. I installed one on my 22/45 that is one of my 3 mark series pistols. I won't say that at $50 I'll do it to the others, but I will say I shoot the 22/45 version way more than the others, just for ease of cleaning. YMMVAfter doing it once I pretty much get it. It would be awesome if they figured out a way to separate the takedown pin from the mainspring. Not sure if they're all that tight brand new but this one was a bear!
I acquired my first 22/45 about two years ago, and I'm now enamored with them. My first was kind of like a heavier version of yours...the 10149, with rails top and bottom. I installed the complete VQ kit in mine and now have a great little .22 with an excellent trigger.Got it out today and put about a hundred through it. Shot well with no malfunctions, trigger definitely needs work. There were a few times I had to check the safety or see if it jammed, just a creepy stiff trigger.