I checked the manual, its CW according to the diagram to remove. But the thing just won't budge going either directions. Will try the hair dryer, hopefully by this weekend. I was also told rubbing alcohol might work though it will discolor any other plastic near it.
"Hey I'm the first one to say its a great country but its a straaaaange culture. This is a place where gun store owners are given a list of stolen credit cards but not a list of CRIMINALS and MANIACS. And now they're thinking of banning toy guns...AND THEY'RE GONNA KEEP THE F**KING REAL ONES!"
-George Carlin 1937 - 2008 (RIP buddy)