Check out this thread. This thread is about installing a roof rack not rails but there are some pictures of the roof strips removal. I have seen a thread about installing rails but can't seem to find it. I will keep looking.I got some side (luggage) rails from a junk yard to put on my sport (like new shape). How do you pull the strips up? Do they just pop out? If so, I can then cut out the areas and bolt in the side rails....correct? Thanks for any info.