The license plate wire (purple) at 8-pin connector on my '07 Vegas was molested by the previous owner. He tapped into the wire about a quarter of an inch from the connector...and the tap let loose. I need to pull the pin from the connector and redo the connection. The connector is different than others that I've repaired. Is the piece to the right in the pic...is that a guard that gets removed to access the release tabs? It looks and kind of feels like it can be removed but I don't want to force/break it.