I'm inclined to agree that the rear seats are unnecessarily difficult to remove. I'm trying to follow the instructions in my Haynes manual, but there are no pictures and the text is nothing but a few simple lines; i.e., useless. I was able to remove a series of bolts after an hour and just noticed the clips at the front. They seem locked into place, but I will attempt to depress the bottom seat cushion back about an inch as suggested by a previous poster.
Does anyone know where there are some pictures of this process?