INSTALLATION IS NOT A REVERSAL OF REMOVAL
The best, easiest, and more intelligent way of reinstalling the handles is this.
Slide the Handle's plastic base's into the headliner holes and attach the clips in that way. Reshape the clips as necessary so they look somewhat like the picture. You're going to really need to press on the clips cuz they don't engulf the plastic like a .10 whore. You'll hear a sort of like a clicking sound when the clips have engaged. If you don't hear this sound the clips will slide off. Tug on it against the Headliner Just to be sure everythings okey dokie.
"I dun neeeeed no Instructions to know how to ROCK!" Carl
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