My wife and I took ours off. There are two bolts (one on each side) holding the hinge mechanisms to the truck. Before you remove those, disconnect the cable for the light on the drivers side. Now, remove the bolts and slide the cover either forward or backward (can't remember which). You will see a gap in the hinge mechanism that allows you to lift the cover off the supports. The cover is surprisingly heavy so make sure you have a good grip on it. The biggest problem we had was finding where to put it once we had it off. We ended up setting it on some cushions and leaning it up against the wall. Putting it back on is just as simple. Just reverse the process above. Unless you loosen any of the hinge mechanism screws/bolts, you should not have any issues with it getting out of alignment. Remember to reattach your light after you install the cover.