How to replace center bumper trim molding on '17 CX-9 Signature?

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2017 Mazda CX9 Signature
I found this thread. https://www.mazdas247.com/forum/index.php?threads/2016-cx-9-bumper-removal.123864039/

Sadly, when I went to pull out on the plastic trim the surrounds the right front, it does not appear to pull straight out after removing the push pins and I broke a few clips. It appears to have to somehow be pushed upwards to release itself from the clips and then out which I was unable to do.

Anyhow, I am in awe of what a PITA Mazda made it to simply replace a piece of trim. If there are any tips or tricks, Im all ears. Thanks.
 
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