2017 - remove license plate covers

2016 CX-9 GT AWD
Hey all, I bought an LED kit and had no problem with any of the other lights but for the life of me I cannot get the license plate caps off. I've tried everything and almost thought I was going to break them a couple of times. The manual just says to pry with a screwdriver like it did with the other lights--had no issues with others except for this. Anyone have some tips? Thanks