Push the 'button' in at the front of the floor plate and slide the plate forward. If you're lucky it will move easily and lift up. The follower is on a spring that slides into the follower and floor plate. Some lube may be needed to free the plate. If tools are necessary be patient and careful to avoid scratches and or dents.How do I get the follower out to clean the gunk out? Have the three screws removed but that booger will not wiggle out. Anyone know? Thanks.