Originally Posted by RM_2
For the top pin in the fender well: DON'T PRY IT OFF (because you'll break it and it costs $1.93 from the Subaru parts department). Push the middle of the pin IN. Then pull the whole thing out. That way, the clip is no longer expanded and it becomes much easier to remove.
A whole $1.93? Haha jk...yes...this is what I was saying earlier. But you have to pull the middle of the pin back OUT in order to replace it. Not arguing just adding another tip / second step to the process.