I have a 2010 R1200RT and needto replace one of the headlite bulbs. I can see the round cover plates, and have removed the left one, which services the left bulb. My question is how does the bulb come off of the connector, and / or does the connector need to be removed / unclipped first?

I consulted the service manual, and all they are saying is to completely remove the headlite housing from the bike, and then service it on a bench. Is this necessary?