Vehicle: As of 9/2011, 2006 Grand Caravan SXT (prior to that, 2003 GC Sport)
Location: Saginaw, MI
Thanks Master Tech!
I tried to get the caps off, but it felt like they were going to be torn up before I'd ever get them off, so I left them. I was still able to get the pins out, just have to lean on the allen wrench a bit to coax them out, after unscrewing the thread.