It sound like you are talking about that flat cover (for nothing) next to the airbox, and not the airbox itself. If so, it only has 3 snaps that need to be undone. I have used a socket in the past to squeeze the prongs together and pop off each leg that way. Use as small of a socket as you can that can just barely fit the tips of the prongs in it. When you push down (hard) it will squeeze them together and you should be able to pull up and pop it off with no issue.Exactly, but how to squeeze the clips. I seem to remember that one can use a socket to push down on the clips to compress them, and then release each individula "leg". Not having much luck using the socket or any other method.