Thats how its done! The esiest possible way of doing it..I used rubber gloves instead of covering it in tape..LOLyou have to remove the roof rack end caps.
you have to 1st loosen the black bars by twisting the knobs on each side of them(4 in total), then remove the roof rack end caps. Id rather do the rear ones as they popped off with a little less effort. be careful not to chip your paint, so id suggest using a a flat head screwdriver covered in tape. or if you have a good grip you can just get a firm grasp on them with your hands and pull them off, again, use solid gentle strength. once the end caps are off, just slowly and equally slide them out and replace the end caps. done.