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How do I install a new F-350 passenger side (only) glass mirror

The current glass mirror is popped out. I purchased a new glass mirror. It came with 3 metal clips tape to the back of the mirror, but I don't get where the clip attach to the glass mirror and then to the truck. Please help me!

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Since it was just the glass that was broken, I had to remove the extra parts that came with the new mirror I purchased from Ford service department. Once I made the change it all made sense!

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