I purchased a slide removal tool, not knowing how well it would work but found it works very well. It fits a regular, small air hammer. I placed bit on edge of slide, rather than thru track window as instructions state. Once the end of the slide was through the window, it walked it right off, it was amazing! Available at www.ezslideremover.com I called phone number and had tool in a couple days. Thanks to David for the fast service.