Glad there is a solution, I'll be doing this job soon.
Which set of instructions did you use? Any notes to add?
I used these
. They are Elise based but has good pics and clear steps (not sure what is happening on the Sands walkthrough but it also gets you there).
Print your instructions so you can take notes for each step, like how many shims fell out of which corner, which bolts were missing from the previous owner, and what needs replaced.
Take a lot of pics as you go for reinstall reference.
Place all the hardware in small baggies, one baggie per step of the printed instructions.
On the Exige, you access and disconnect the radio ant. from the passenger wheel arch, reaching beneath the wiper motor shroud. All of the instructions relating to removing the wiper motor shroud and removing the grill/trim does not pertain to the Exige and/or happen in a slightly different order. Eg wiper shroud comes off after the clam is removed.
The spine nuts are easy to get to and remove if you have a ratcheting box-end wrench. A socket will fit but will get bound-up once the nut backs off bolt.
Remove the turn signal bulbs, not the turn signals (accessible after you remove wheel liners and headlights).
My headlights were the newer style not often documented, and do not have a trim cover, just three bolts w/ large silver nuts that were easy to remove.
Headlights might require cutting zip-ties to separate the harness, but it is a neat zip-tie/body clip so just have some regular size zip ties ready for the install.
Buy a BOE hardware replacement kit for the reinstall process.
Don't forget to unsecure the oil line clamps from beneath the clam wheel arches and loosen the line.
There is an oil line running between the oil coolers, in the nose trim but behind the front the splitter area. It may be zip tied or connected to the clam so disconnect that before moving the clam.
I think that is about it. Instructions were pretty good though. Hope your clam isn't stuck like mine was but at least we know now it has an easy workaround. Just go slow. You will be applying a good bit of pressure to move the spatula. Bend the spatula a little if need be to better match the shape of the clam. Just make sure you don't deform the clam! Go slow and be purposeful, and take care when removing the spatula (aka clam removal tool) that it doesn't fly out and hit the clam elsewhere.