Same as me! That was just spinning and spinning. Was about ready to give up.Used the guide this weekend, was very helpful.
with help of heat gun had them split open in 5 mins
TBH the hardest part was getting the headlight off the car. The lower n/s/f bolts had seized and just kept spinning. so I put my forklift away and picked up a hacksaw to chop bolt head off. after half hour it was off. and ready for painting.
So pleased with results, A lot cheaper than buying a set.
But for me, there is ONE screw, holding the chrome panel attached to the lens which is stuck. The one needing T25/20 torx. The screw is so incredibly tight nothing is budging it and I cannot use conventional methods to remove it due to the lens perishing. Also lacking power tools.
Lucky I haven't work tomorrow as I would have to drive to work without any headlights haha.