Re: Replacing Rear Step Pad/Chrome
I used a putty knife/scraper to pry up the top ribbed black step pad. Start from the corners and work your way down. You shouldnt need a ton of force, push in and pull up and the clips should pop out. This piece will come lose in the front and sides, but the back does not need to come out, nor do you want it to. From there you should be able to pry up the 'retainer' - in your case the black piece you are replacing with chrome. Mine seemed to come off pretty easily once I pried the first clip up. I would clean the area where it was once removed and then just snap the new one in place (yes, should be as easy as it sounds). Next you will want to set the ribbed top piece back in place, you will probably need to push in on the clips with the putty knife to get them to snap back in...again, start at one side and move along, if they dont go in all the way immediately thats OK, they will once you have more of them at least partially back in.
I hope that helps, if not, feel free to ask for further detail!! Good luck!