Get your grille surround off first. Then on your tailgate with a blanket, carefully take two tiny flat head screw drivers and your hand and pry the honeycomb off the surroud. It's that that special touch of carefully forcefulness. My truck has one of those clips broke...and i've removed the center grille a good 4 times before on my truck and other peoples trucks.
quick question: you've got what appears to be my dream truck: DSG 01-03 EDGE! What gives? full paint job or....?