That's what I just used on MY04. Granted, the 03/04 manual WAS different, but I have always used what the RS, Legacy, Outback and 99-02 SOHC's called for, which is exactly what you stated.
Step 3, back off 180 in BACKWARD sequence .... ie f back to a. Then 180 again.
The 2 ODD colored bolts are in the center. I have seen some pink, red, black and green to date. Sometimes the 4 corners are colored, others only the center bolts are.
98S, 2014 Impreza 5 dr Ltd (9 Subaru's since 1978, 7 were 5 sp) ILuvSubaru's