Originally Posted by thekurgan
I had no trouble pulling them off with my fingers, just rock them back and forth while gently pulling upwards. It will come off; a tool wasn't necessary for any of the coil removal and yes, those tabs where the tool would sit looks like fragile plastic, especially after many heat cycles.
Thanks! Will give that a try! Did you change the plugs on a warm engine or cold engine? It has been in the 40s here.