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Removing turn signal assembly on 2002 Ford Escort

I need to replace the left rear turn signal/brake lamp on my 2002 Ford Escort. I have located and unscrewed the two screws that attach the assembly, but can't figure out which way to knock the lamp cover in order to get inside. (My owner's manual says "hit the lamp toward the side of the car with the side of your hand," but doesn't specify which side of the lamp to hit). Can anybody clarify? I don't want to hit it so hard I break something...

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You can purchase some very cheap plastic trim tools at harbor freight tools to complete the job.use tools to pry between body of car and plastic turn signal assembly,try using a flashlight to locate the clips holding it to body

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