Removed mine today. Used a set of angled needle nose to loosen the bolt, then a metric socket fit it well and got them out. Pretty easy, really. The hard part was getting started pulling it out from the tape. Couldn't get a good hold on the plate with enough force to pull it off. So, I grabbed the black plate with some pliers, pulled out the corner, while my wife cut the exposed tape with a hard plastic pallet knife. She got a few inches free, then I was able to get my fingers behind the plate and pull it off, slowly, with a lot of force at first. Gets really easy as it goes. Then just a couple of minutes to peel off the remaining tape. Came off easily and cleanly. Ball up the sticky tape and use that to dab off little specks of tape left when you peel it off. 15 minutes tops, and the result is beautiful.