OK so I called Subtle Solutions and this is the deal in case you were wondering...
Apparently there are holes in addition to the factory squared-off ones with the plastic sinks in the font bumber extrusion. These additional holes come untapped from the factory, but most dealerships and states that use front plates tap the holes for advertisement/license plates (which leaves ugly holes when removed). Since I live in PA, where we don't use front plates, those additional holes were never tapped and I was unaware they existed...this would explain my confusion when the plate cover holes did not match up!
The guy from Subtle was very cool about it, and explained it to me since I am apparently not the only person who had this issue. They are in the process of making one to match the factory squared-off holes so they will cover my return shipping and give me a credit to use when that version comes out in a couple months.
Anything to avoid drilling into my Scooby!