Solarex junction box cover - how to remove
I answered my own question. Here's what I did: I squirted some silicon spray around the two connecting tabs opposite the screw side, then wiggled it around. Stopped to have supper (DW was calling). When I went back out & wiggled some more, the cover popped off. There are 2 tabs that fit into 2 slots, and if you tip the cover up enough to clear the lip around the edge, the tabs will come out of the slots. The best part is I didn't break anything. When you're working with ~17 year old plastic that has been exposed to heat most of it's life, that's usually the outcome. Now I can connect the new direct burial/UV cable that will replace the old, weathered, frayed wiring.