Neither of these pesky & fragile connectors need to be removed…leave then connected! All you need to do, is to unscrew both speakers, carefully peel their wires off the housing, and—finally—make one cut with scissors or a sharp craft-knife through the upper left aluminum shield, closest to the plug…the board will slip around the second plug without any modification…Voila! No chance of harming the plugs, and the cut is very short & may be covered with tape. I have done this on two( 2 ) of these G4’s, a 12” and a 14”, and it works like a Charm…just be careful with the speaker wires, and you’ll never have to worry about ruining a G4 again…True Story!
Say: wouldn’t it be a Good Idea to simply snip these wires a few inches from the connector, and twist the darn things back together? Don’t touch the delicate little plug! If you’re fussy & neat, the wires can be soldered & shrink tubing slipped over them. Note: I have a G4, but I have NOT done this work ( yet! ) Still…isn’t my idea pretty good?