Originally Posted by grayhawk
I've taken the nut off of each of the screws, but must still be doing something wrong. The screws holding the housing in place are set at an angle so I obviously need to slide the housing away in order to see the backside, but now my fingers are sore after an hour of trying to slide the housing out. Is there a trick to this? I don't want to just bodily try and wrench the cover off, but I'm getting to the point where the use of a hammer is looking very appealing
Yes, they are a tight fit. Take a long phillips screwdriver and use it like a punch to push the exposed ends of the screws where the nuts were removed. Tap on the butt end with the palm of your hand. Yes, you can take a small flat blade driver wrapped with masking tape to pry around the outside edges, but you need to pry around the entire fixture in small increments and go around it several times.