I have a 2006 LS and the lower front grille is severely tarnished. I have a new lower grille in hand and would like advice as to the best way to remove the old grille. I see that the grille is held in place by several plastic self-locking "tabs".They do not yield with just pressure. The only way I can see to gain access to them was to remove the splash shield from underneath. I successfully removed all retaining plugs and screws holding the splash shield and slid the front center mount from under the plastic snap ring (what the hell? Plastic snap ring? They couldn't come up with a better attachment scheme?). Anyway, after the shield was completely disconnected from the vehicle, it was tucked in place in such a way that it would not fall out of the engine compartment! After minutes of tugging and pulling, I began to be concerned about tripping the airbag switch!!!I re-attached the splash shield and I'm now thinking that the easiest way to remove this shield is to cut out the grille slats with a Dremel tool, then reach in and cut the locking taps with the Dremel tool.Has anyone successfully removed this grille? If so, how did you do it?Thanks!