I just replaced all of my power steering lines..

Yes, this is the ideal way .

...was the elbow connector (at the pump on the return line) part of the package...or is it considered a part of the pump ?
I had already replaced half of the lines...those that connect to the gear assembly and the reserve tank...both with home made equivalent.
Since I live in a rather cold climate, I did not contemplate investing when the a/c quit a few years ago...it serves here probably less than 20 days a year....so now that I have removed the a/c compressor and bracket, the access to the p/s pump from the top is quite easy and I'm ready to get back to that place in a matter of minutes.(removing the vapour purge tank is easy and fast).

I'll work at putting the p/s back to work tomorrow.
..will report.