I'm trying to get the hard leather case (from Scanner Master) off my 436 without using a knife or shears. Yes, I had already cut off the little elastic string thing, that wraps around the antenna to keep the radio from falling out of the case...totally unnecessary. The case is so snug, it cannot fall out of the case. I CANNOT REMOVE IT AT ALL to change batteries. And yes, I had removed the issue belt clip off the 436 before stuffing it into this leather coffin. Any suggestions? Thank you, in advance!