Was at a friend's auto parts store when he sold a headlight to a Ford F150 owner who mentioned that he didn't feel like pulling out the (can't exactly remember which) either windshield washer reservoir or coolant overflow tank in order to replace the driver's side headlight.
He didn't know that there were the two metal clips (same set-up as the Ranger) that could be pulled up to release the headlight assembly.
He was amazed at how simple it was compared to what he thought had to be done.
P.S. As a last resort, always consult your owner's manual
P.S.S. As always, be aware that it can be easier to take apart than to put together
P.S.S.S. You don't have to feel stupid - we've all been where you are; and in other situations, we may be where you've been . . .