I'm close to a deal on a RL but it's got the OEM running boards installed. I do not want them at all. I read the installation instructions and it looks like some trim plugs are removed and rivets are installed in their place. A tool is used to flare them into the body holes. I'm wondering how much larger these holes are now and how easy it's be to drill these things out. I'm concerned with the original trim plugs not sitting inside the enlarge hole, maybe some black RTV would be in order. If it's not that visible I wouldn't care too much I guess. Anyone have experience doing what I want to do?