I finally received my Hogue 12" stock for my Remington 870 a few weeks ago. The recoil pad must be removed prior to installing the stock onto the shotgun. According to the instructions, the pad may be removed by placing a thin Phillips screwdriver through two slits in the pad and loosening the screws. I have attempted this procedure repeatedly without any success. I can't seem to find the screw heads through the slits. Extremely frustrating. Has anyone accomplished this feat? Any tips or tricks to it? Thanks. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!