Both forks are rockshox. One has lock out, the other has remote lock out. Can I swap them around, and is it easy or are any special tools needed?
Yes, assuming they are both remote capable. Rockshox uses the same lockout on all the models I have seen. Should be no issue and will only take a small allen wrench. You will likely need to remove the grips, brake lever and shifter from your left handlebar.
IF the new fork is not capable you may need a remote lockout top cap, which is a bigger question.
Rockshox have three different damper compression systems and remote kits. It is possible that if you have a compatible kit you could transfer it. You have to swap the standard motion control compression damper for a remote motion control compression damper. This wouldn't require any special tools but would require a reasonable level of ability. It may also involve topping up specialised suspension oil if any is lost.
The systems are PushLoc, PopLoc and XLoc.
PushLoc for Revelation, Reba, and SID with Motion Control DNA
PopLoc for Tora XC, Recon Silver, Recon XC, Recon Gold and Sektor
XLoc for Revelation, 2012 SID WC, Reba, SID 120