I removed the lower facia as indicated in the manual. The 7 or so turn screws. Once it was off. I believe that there are just a few clips holding it on. It's been a while but I'm pretty sure that is it.
I have a 2012 black Altitude and have been looking into either dipping or painting mine black. Has anyone found out a way to remove those? I'm surprised they don't sell these in black. All I've seen at chrome ones for sale. Imo the Altitude looks way better without this thing in chrome!