Never Mind.... I got it....
but WOW! - - - I had read in a few other places that you need to pull back straight toward the engine until your sure it's gonna break.
That couldn't have been more true - I was figuring in my head budget for a new radiator when "POP" the hose came flying off. The only thing that broke were my knuckles!
I must say, I have never had to yank so hard and pry off so many plastic connectors and parts as I have had to on this Audi.
Don't get me wrong, I love the car, but my German heritage is beginning to question some of the wisdom of this German engineering...
For now, all is well.