Thanks, Mike. Yeah, getting the glass out is tough, but unnecessary in my case since the new mirror assembly includes glass and the rubber "hood" part between the mirror assy. and the dor.. However, I DID have to get the painted parts off, which was tough-ended up bringing it to my tech, and he even had to maul it a bit to get it apart. I really can't see any possible way to do this job cleaner-if you need to do a mirror assy (not just the glass, but the entire mechanism), then assuredly buy the painted part too (it's color-coded, so would've been painted). I re-used mine, and am waiting for it to pop off. And yes I purchased the other piece. Total outlay-$200ish US.