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Can't get license plate bulb cover off to replace bulb.

I have a 2003 Tribute. Today during an oil change they informed me my left license plate light was out and that they would replace it for $12.95. Thinking it was not rocket science and that the price was outrageous, I declined. After I left I pulled into our local auto parts store and purchased two bulbs for $1.99. Easy, right? Not so...I cannot remove the cover from the bulb to get to it. I pulled out my Owner's Manual and it gives directions to remove two screws. However, my '03 does not have them. I guess the directions were not updated for that part, The lamps are covered by a plastic piece that has an arrow, indicating you might slide it to remove? I slid it, but cannot get it off. At the risk of breaking something, or being forced to pay $13, can someone give me a tip on how to take care of this? I'm no mechanic, but it sure seems like I should be able to do this. Any help would be great! Thanks. Diane

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