Thanks evoid...much appreciated. I dont know if I did a great job of explaining the notch and bulb removal.. I will give it another shot:
The base of the bulb has two little notches that fit into the carrier. When BMW designed this carrier. all they had to do was make the opening large enough for the pins on the bulb to clear the plastic concave reflective part. I did what BMW did..which was make the notch for one side of the pins to clear... in theory you could make two notches in the plastic and it would very easily come out. One notch was enough to get the bulb out.
If i am still not making sense, let me know and I can take more picts or whatever you need. Whatever I can do help out a fellow member!
I am a BMW Convert
2006 330i, Manual, Sport
2006 530xi Wagon