2015 CX9 Air Vent Question

2015 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring AWD
Ok the the driver side air vent slats are no longer on the little plastic track that allows them to all swivel together in unison. I'm talking about the horizontal slats that attach to the track at the top. I cannot find a guide to help me get them back on in the correct position and it looks like I would have to remove the entire dash to get at them from the backside. Does anybody have any tips on the easiest way to fix this vent? I tried some needle nose pliers from the front and I just made it worse. I'm blaming this on my 2 year old who likes to pretend drive. She is cute but I think she did this somehow lol.
2009 Mazda CX-9 GT
I took a quick look and it appears that you will have to pull the dash apart. If I have time over the weekend I will try and get more detail for you.