I was able to remove the plastic part the button is in on mine and then could push the release all the way in and remove mineMy headrests don't simply come out. With a little tab on the side I can adjust them up and down, but can't get them out. I'll have to cut them then tap the rod down. I figured I'll put a button of some sort to plug the hole. Maybe a big black button like used to hold the matting to the firewall. If I ever get them recovered, I'll have them cover over the holes.