thanks Tony. Yep mine was easy to separate, and I have tried all the recommended options of easing removal, but mine has become increasingly obstinate, and although I haven't yet had the pleasure of it breaking, I feel the need of a preemptive strike...
I have recently discovered the dreaded -but seemingly unavoidable- mayo in the rocker covers, and have been frequently removing said covers after various modifications to machine and riding style to gauge effectiveness of each.
This of course requires tank removal, so the issue is exasperated.
I haven't yet been able to defeat the mayo, so will take retaliation on the connector instead!!