2016 Tailgate Bulb Replacement

2016 Mazda CX5
New to the forum, excited to learn from everyone here and to contribute!

I replaced the interior bulbs (vanity mirrors, front and center overhead lights) with LEDs recently, but now I'm encountering trouble accessing and changing out the bulb on the tailgate. I don't have the right and left interior cargo lights present, only a single rectangular panel on the interior of the tailgate. I'm able to pop out the cover panel to the right edge of it to get inside of the tailgate itself, but didn't want to force the issue by breaking something accidentally.

Has anyone had experience changing this particular bulb by any chance? Any tips would be greatly appreciated!

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