You can do it yourself
It is not a big deal; you can do it yourself.
However, you have not given enough information to provide you with a more straightforward answer.
The first important step is that you determine if you have any refrigerant leaks on the system.
If your compressor failed with loud noises, the chances are that you have a leak in the system, and the oil escaped. First, you have to make sure that there is no refrigerant under pressure in the system, then you can remove the compressor, remove the oil plug, and measure how much oil is inside the compressor. If empty or almost no oil, you will know why your compressor failed.
Have you overcharged the system? The excess of refrigerant will result in liquid refrigerant returning to the compressor, it will increase the pressure, and the liquid refrigerant will damage the valves. Also, the liquid refrigerant will reduce the ability of the oil to lubricate the internals of the compressor. Oil is diluted in liquid refrigerant
Is the evaporator coil clogged? The liquid refrigerant will not evaporate and will return as such to the compressor.
Is the expansion device filter clogged, you have to remove it and inspect it, if clogged then you will have to clean the lines before installing a new compressor.
There are plenty of videos that can give you information on how to find a leak and the tools that you need to do the job. However, you can do an initial inspection where you check for oil on hoses, refrigerant lines, condenser coil, compressor expansion orifice /valves, and the liquid receiver or suction accumulator. Checking for leaks in the evaporator is much more complicated and will require you a leak detector.
Removing the evaporator on a Dakota / Durango is a big job that requires you to remove the dashboard entirely. There is a video for that on youtube for Durango in which they replace the core heater (basically is the same headache for the evaporator)
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