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How do I get the trunk panel off to get to the tail light?

I want to change the tail light bulb on my 2006 Mustang GT. I unscrewed the two wing nuts that hold a plastic panel that covers all the light wires. But, there are a couple of plastic rivets? that still hold the cover on. How do I get them off so I can change the bulb?

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Each of the tail light bulbs is sitting on a connector (ussually gray or black) that when you twist it clockwise it comes out. You do not have to take off the plastic panel.

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