I didn't do it, my technician did, but, if you can't see the radiator drain from underneath like in the picture, then yes, you have to remove the cover. Look for some push pins or small screws around the outer edges of the cover. It should be pretty simple.
Where you will have a problem, if you are not a tech, is getting the cooling system completely full, without air bubbles. That's why the illustration that I provided lists a couple of special tools to help you with that. Otherwise, it cold take a couple of days of hot/cold cycles to get it done right.