I just went outside to play about with removal of the rear bumper support. I got the photos and greatly appreciate the person who sent them to me. That support piece has some hidden torqs screws to it that are difficult at best to remove. My car wasn't jacked up, but I was laying on my back in the driveway and trying to locate them. Very tight area for an old tub of lard as myself to be wedged into.
Any rate, for some odd reason they decided to screw them into place in various directions and none seem all that easy to simply remove by hand alone. Not sure just how many are there, but until they are removed, the plastic support won't release and drop down. I had just mowed my grass out front, to laying on the hot cement driveway was just not my cup of tea. The cup of tea I have in the dining room is much more enticing and refreshing, so I'll tackle the rest of the rear bumper support removal project in the morning when it is cool outside and I have the car up on jackstands and metal ramps so I can see. May take some photos then, too.
While there, no leaks noted from my oil change of late. Good for me on that task. I didn't know how to reset the trip meter on my first tank of gas in the car, so the mileage is off a bit, but only by 20 miles more or so. As is, it calculated at 36 mpg, but half of that was on the old plugs and old fluids. Not accurate, but close enough to make me glad the car is getting much better gas mileage already than my old Nissan Quest was doing that it replaced.
I believe the torx bolts I am trying to remove now on the bumper support are the T27's. I have a reducer to swap the 3/8" drive to my smaller 1/4" drive and that may give me some additional leeway on those pesky bolts. My 1/4" drive is also one that allows several angles to be allowed for at the head. Got to move the car to the more level front street and start from scratch tomorrow. Thanks for the additional info, pics and video.