After you remove all the grates burner bodies ,and cap and burner screws you have tow clips under the cook top approx 2 inches in .
I use a putty knife to push the clips in to raise the top.
This model has 3 screws on each burner; do they need to be removed?
I have tried to pry up eith putty knife not popping up. is there something I need to do to two pins holding it down?
yes all the burner screws need to be removed .
YOu are not prying the top up with the putty knife you are pushing in on the clips to unlock the top so you can then raise it up .