I have NEVER had to take the fron end of my TB apart to get to the bulb: Driver side: You've already got the rubber caps off. You have to remove the battery - NO BIG DEAL! - you're gonna have to reach in a bit to grab the bulb end to give it a twist. I've done this several times, even when I had piece o'crap HIDs.
True, passenger side you're going to have to remove the air box, still NO BIG DEAL. just remove it (3 long screws), reach in a give a twist.
For the life of me, I can't understand these recommendations of taking the grille out, headlights out, yadda yadda.
Make it easy on yourself.