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In order to access these bulbs, you must remove the entire headlight assembly. And to remove the headlight, the bumper must be removed first.
Unfortunately this is a very large undertaking for a simple bulb replacement.
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Yes that is how it comes off, per this image: CLICK HERE
you come in from the center, towards the outside with your pry tool, per the red arrow I have drawn for you.
It should just pull off once you get the end pryed up.
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This is a tough one. You should be able to re-assemble everything as it was before you started, I have never come across a situation where the headlight refused to re-assemble properly.
My advice would be to keep working at it, they can sometimes be difficult to get together. Worst case, yes, you could try to break the tabs and then wedge it in, but I would only use this as a last resort.
I hope that helps. Please let me know if you have furhter questions.
Can you please identify it below, so I am certain what you are referring to. I am assuming it is part 2 in the first image...
That is the ignition element.
Please let me know if you have furhter questions.
Not normally no. You should re-check your connections on the other side as well.
It could be totally unrelated and just a coincidence. Could be a defective light as well... I have seen stranger things...
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It is not uncommon for these to be replaced by hand. I don't know how it's done at the factory.
best of luck