Nice write-up Dusthol.
I did this a few months ago using a similar write-up from another forum. It was a PITA sort of for the reason you mentioned: it can be a real biotch getting the zippers opened up. And it was also very tight getting my hand up into the foam. I didn't want to completely
remove the foam from the metal seat frames so I just stuck my hand and tool up in there and eventually found the bolt heads to remove.
I love the look much better and the view in greatly
improved. I couldn't see anything out the rear with those huge head rests in the way.