So I did some hunting and I found a DIY by BumbleBeeSS2009. Here is the link
. Post number 2 - 6 about cover how to deal with the plastic rivets problem that I encountered yesterday. So, I'll be stopping by home depot a little later tonight to pick up some of the screws I need for the swap and tomorrow I will be painting
My finding this goes to show, for whatever mod you want to do odds are someone else has already done it and posted a DIY and/or instructions on how to do so.