That was kinda my thinking. Needless to say, its not the easiest job to do without taking the bumper off...I spent a good hour installing the emblem as it was, trying to jam my arm down into the space! ha
For the radiant emblem - is your wiring attached to anything or is it just hanging there? I see there is some type of fastener on the harness connection (the prewired line to the radiant emblem harness)..but I didn't see anywhere to attach it? I'm not sure if it will hurt any of the connections leaving it loose.