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      Typically you use a trim puller which is a forked pry bar sort of thing. If these are the typical pine tree type of insert they will probably come out with some effort. I don't know if they are though. Sometimes there is no choice but to risk breaking one to find out how they work. Sometimes they just break and there is nothing you can do about it.

      This is like what I use:

      https://www.amazon.com/Anyyion-Panels-Removal-Panel-Upholstery/dp/B075WXV2QB/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1536166153&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=trim+removal+tools&psc=1

      A good parts guy at a dealer could find the clips for you, probably.

      I don't know if these links will work for you but try them.

      I think you are looking at #3 in this drawing:

      https://www.cheapestgmparts.com/auto-parts/2004/chevrolet/silverado-2500-hd/ls-trim/6-6l-v8-diesel-engine/body-cat/exterior-trim-fender-scat

      Like you I don't see a clip for it separate from the panel, which doesn't appear to be available.

      Maybe this clip would work:

      https://www.cheapestgmparts.com/oem-parts/gm-panel-retainer-11561878/?c=Zz1jb29saW5nLXN5c3RlbSZzPXJhZGlhdG9yLWFuZC1jb21wb25lbnRzJmk9SUMwMDEzMDUmcj1sYXllcl85JmE9Y2hldnJvbGV0Jm89c2lsdmVyYWRvLTI1MDAtaGQmeT0yMDA0JnQ9bHMmZT02LTZsLXY4LWRpZXNlbA%3D%3D

      If worse comes to worse, you could go scrounging at a salvage yard. They often don't charge for clips like that. Or you could go to an auto parts store and get a tube of urethane adhesive like they use to install windshields. Once it sets it isn't likely to EVER let go. A third option is an adhesive strip like I used between the metal panels on my garage. I got it from the sheet metal company that made the roofing panels. It is really tacky but never dries out.
       
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      Typically you use a trim puller which is a forked pry bar sort of thing. If these are the typical pine tree type of insert they will probably come out with some effort. I don't know if they are though. Sometimes there is no choice but to risk breaking one to find out how they work. Sometimes they just break and there is nothing you can do about it.

      This is like what I use:

      https://www.amazon.com/Anyyion-Pane...r=8-1-spons&keywords=trim+removal+tools&psc=1

      A good parts guy at a dealer could find the clips for you, probably.

      I don't know if these links will work for you but try them.

      I think you are looking at #3 in this drawing:

      https://www.cheapestgmparts.com/aut...sel-engine/body-cat/exterior-trim-fender-scat

      Like you I don't see a clip for it separate from the panel, which doesn't appear to be available.

      Maybe this clip would work:

      https://www.cheapestgmparts.com/oem...taGQmeT0yMDA0JnQ9bHMmZT02LTZsLXY4LWRpZXNlbA==

      If worse comes to worse, you could go scrounging at a salvage yard. They often don't charge for clips like that. Or you could go to an auto parts store and get a tube of urethane adhesive like they use to install windshields. Once it sets it isn't likely to EVER let go. A third option is an adhesive strip like I used between the metal panels on my garage. I got it from the sheet metal company that made the roofing panels. It is really tacky but never dries out.


      Thanks; ended up just breaking the clips, the new plastic peice came with new ones already attached


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