How to get side mirror off Focus?

I'm cursed. F***ing kids vandalized my Focus last night and broke off the passenger side power mirror. I've ordered a replacement, but I can't see how to get the old one off.
There is one torx screw visible when you open the door, which seems to go direct to the mirror mounting plate.
There is a triangular plastic trim panel on the interior of the door which seems to cover the remaining window screws, but I can't see how to get it off. Tugging gently, it seems to be held on by self-adhesive foam only, but I don't want to force it and break something more. How do I get at the remaining screws? Do I have to remove the *entire* door trim?
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Why not take the car to a dealer an let the techs do the job for you before you brake something? Your comprehensive insurance will pay the cost and comprehensive claims do not effect you insurance rate.
mike hunt
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It is a non-trivial amount of money for me. You aren't aware of my circumstances. Also, the issue of what future insurance coverage I should or should not carry is totally irrelevant to how I should handle THIS incident, now.
Look - If I wanted to be told "take it to a dealer", I would not have asked the question. This is replacing a mirror. It is NOT rocket science. I simply wanted to know the location of any hidden fastening devices. If everyone would stop trying to second-guess me and just answer the question asked, or not answer at all, that would be just dandy. Thanks to one (count'em) person in this NG, I have exactly the answer I needed.
I was less restrained in my most recent response than I usually am, but, for one reason and another, I'm in an exceedingly bad mood today. I need to go home, have a glass of wine, and relax on the couch for a few hours.

Perhaps you want my policy number and a power of attorney, so you can talk to my insurance company and get them to accept your gospel?
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Because someone else who has done it will know exactly where the tabs/screws/bolts/etc are, rather than me having to guess exactly how much pressure to apply to something before deciding it's the wrong way to remove it.
If nobody had replied, I would have done it myself and *probably* not broken anything - I have a lot of experience opening consumer electronics, which is often held together with plastic claws and ultrasonic welds - but it was very nice to get an "official" answer.

Absolutely true. I have no problem with the people who didn't reply because they didn't know, or didn't care, or couldn't be bothered replying - that's their prerogative. I also would have had no problem with people saying "gee, I'm not sure, but maybe XYZ".
In any case: You have *no* idea how pissed off I am about the incident (it's a direct result of us moving to a bad neighborhood, and I was NOT in favor of that move, and I'm locked in to a 2-year lease now). I'm sorry for the language (searching google groups will show you pretty quickly that I *very* rarely use it in the 12+ years I have been on Usenet) but in no way am I apologetic for the sentiment. The original poster was and is a fool, and apparently a well-known fool (he also hides behind sock puppets).
Oh, and kindly don't patronise me with lectures on netiquette. I daresay I've been visible on Usenet a good deal longer than you have.
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while i may sympathise with your reluctant move to a "bad neighbourhood" i certainly do not accept that it gives you the right to abuse people who (apparantly) tried to help you. actually the first post was yours...requesting assistance, the second post was offering their advise which was to take it to a technician etc and claim on your insurance....since changing a door mirror isnt rocket science and you still asked for help i thought this was a reasonable answer, so how does that make he/she an idiot ?????? they still advised you claim the money back, or at least try......... and of course lets not forget...YOU dont have a problem with people who dont really know the answer but suggest xyz.............. on another point, being on usenet for 12+ years doesnt mean you know how to conduct yourself.......experience counts for nothing, its common decency, and if you have been using usenet that long then you should know, as i do, that ppl who abuse are quickly pounced upon.....

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On 10 Nov 2003 05:41:32 -0800, snipped-for-privacy@larwe.com (Lewin A.R.W. Edwards) wrote:

No, you just need to remove the triangular piece behind the mirror. It is held on with metal clips. Pull firmly from the side towards the *front* of the car and it should pop off. Then you can see the 10mm bolt you need to remove to get the mirror assembly off.
This might help:
http://www.myfordfocus.com/forum/showthread.php3?threadid 03
...although I notice it omits the Torx screw that must be removed (as you noted in your post).
Jon
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Hi Jon,

Excellent post, thanks. I googled around a bit, but didn't find anything helpful. I'm expecting the mirror to arrive on Wednesday or so, and I should have it swapped over in a half-hour with the info you gave me.
Thanks, again.
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