1968 Chrysler, removing the stainless trim around taillights

I was able to remove the upper trim pieces by sliding them off. But the shape of the outer curves prevents me from doing the same with the lower pieces. I'm thinking for the lower I'll need to pry where the clips are but I'm afraid I'm going to bend the trim and/or ruin the clips doing so. Does anyone have any tips on how to do it safely?

Author: WissaMan