What a nightmare, turns out four boots got stuck. After searching the web, I found that O'Reilly carries just the rubber boots, you don't have to buy the whole coil pack. So I picked up four of them. I still didn't know how to take them out, but heeding 4.whoa's advice, I found that removing the spring and then sticking needle nose pliers through the middle worked like a charm
.. Thanks for all the input guys, hopefully nobody else runs into this issue!!