I remember messing around with mine for like 30 minutes before realizing there was no possible way that I could reach these bolts, before I finally did some research and came across this same video lol. Work smarter, not harder! Apparently I need to remember that more often .Easiest way is to take off the bumper step inserts to access the 3, 10mm bolts that hold it on.
Thank you for the tip! I was actually going to tackle this today, but seeing it welded make way more sense. I probably couldn't get it spaced in there that perfectly as yours are either. Can you post a pic of the rear of your truck further away?