Hafta use a torx bit behind the caliper, but yeah, the boot is sposed to be there.
I'm guessing you're changing your brakes....I wondered the same thing and then asked chiltons
You have to get at it from behind, kind of a pain in the anus, but its how things go *shrug*
They are supposed to be silicone brake grease on the pins and inside the rubber boots so they will slide to allow the caliper to move in and out. Sometimes they will seize up and you may have to force it out.
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