The cover is a bit hard to get off. You will prolly loose some skin on your knuckles trying to get the back side off. Just pull firmly and it will come off. I have had mine off plenty of times now. There are 4 points that the cover is mounted by and they are at the 4 corners. It is basically a rubber boot fitting over a post. Try to pull the engine cover towards the corner your trying to remove first and then pull up.