Other than some comments I made above, this description was perfect!
Someone way more delicate than me may be able to remove this tape without ripping it, but I would love to meet that person and verify they are working on a phone that is more than a few days old. the tape on my phone was glued way too much to get it to peel without ripping. Order more tape.
I still don’t know how this was supposed to work, but there is some adhesive along the top. I used the pick to wiggle the top out and then proceed. Another site advised more heat in this area to loosen the adhesive. I didn’t need to.
Agreed. There’s no way I could have done this without a heat gun, a ton of patience, and a really, really thin flat screw driver bit from my iFixit tool pack. I think it was the 1.3.