You can access the weather stripping easily without fully removing the slide, just lift the slide up.
There is a stop on the bottom, aft side of the slide that is easily removable, and once off, the slide can rise--until it hits the dodger. More than high enough to easily access the weather stripping.
Just a random thought: It would be nice if that stop was positioned to actually stop the slide at the correct point to lock in place with the cross bar. Sigh... I think I just assigned myself another project.
Fort Lauderdale, FL