Evidently my clips are not removeable (at least I did not want to apply any more force than I did to try to remove them)
I used a pair of hemostats to grasp one of the 2 blade connectors and use a flat head screw driver to push one of the fingers out of the way. With a little gentle wiggling, I could pull the entire lamp straight out of the back without ever touching the bulbs,
Used same process in reverse to install new bright whites which simply push the 3 fingers out of the way going in and snap to full retention. Plug in the wire connector, slap headlight assembly back in, tighten 4 screws, all done.
Hemostats are the key to this install (firm grasp, no hand oil, etc.)