1995 E36 exterior door handle bezel

The tabs broke off and the bezel fell off. I have the new replacement, but there seems to be a thin metal piece just the other side of the holes with a
gap to hold the top tabs. Do I need to remove the inside panel? There must be an easier way. Help!
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