I am trying to remove the headlights on my 09 and simply cannot finagle the light out of there. I have removed the grille, all the screws (including that tricky one), bulbs, and the "Front Bumper Filler" but just cannot figure out how to twist or pull or push that sucker out of there. Either the top or the bottom hits and I can't pull it straight out. The FSM says to remove the the Front Bumper Cover too, but I think I have read somewhere that you don't need to. I would really like to avoid removing the bumper cover because the instructions say to apply "protective tape" and that just means there is a probability that I'd screw something up permanently.
So for anyone out there who has removed their headlights, is there a trick to it? Can someone provide a pointer or hint? I have read a bunch of threads about doing the BHLM and they all complain about the 4th bolt, but no mention of trouble getting the whole unit out once it's loose...I feel like it's one of those puzzles where you have to know the secret and do it in the perfect move but I can't figure out the solution and feel defeated. Thanks for any insight.