Late reply here, but, I used a flat head screw driver, and angled it against the plastic standoff and the nut. I pressured each inside corner of the nut that comes with the plastic grille emblem. As a Fore warning. Try your very best not to break those plastic stand-offs. The brand new grille emblems cost waaaay more than what they're worth from the dealership. Just my luck, I ended up hitting a huge pine cone driving down the road destroying my original front grille and emblems. Had to buy new ones and they weren't cheap.