Just an update.. I got the grill out pretty smoothly, but i did break the clip on in the middle right. But i got it off, taped it up, and painted the grille. Came back later that night and then put it back on about 20 minutes ago. Putting it back on was twice as easy as getting it off, and the broken clip doesn't loosen the hold any now.
Came out a looking good black over the stock grey!