It would be best to grab the tools for it. You can remove it with the wire. The clips are going to be tight, you only need to insert the wire about 2 inches, you may have to move it around a bit to pop the clips loose. You should be able to feel it hit them when you push the wire in. The clips need to release into the radio. Meaning they are attached to the radio and spread out into the bracket to lock it into place. Make sense? Gently pull on the radio while inserting the wire and you will feel the radio give a bit when you get one unlocked. I have used allen wrenches, drill bits you name it to remove them. The tool is easier though.