Like Joseph say, pull from the bottom. Put the top on, then push on bottom to snap back on, but I would not put it back. The plastic cover is fine for indoor, but if you shoot outdoor especially hiking and doing activities, don't use the plastic cover. It will ruin your LCD screen. What happens is that dust and sand gets between the plastic cover and the LCD. Hard particles like sand gets embedded into the cover because plastic is soft. Each time you walk with the camera on the strap, the camera cover rub against you. Inside of the cover, the embedded sand is pressing against the LCD screen. You end up with pits on the LCD screen from sand being rubbed into the LCD screen hundreds of times. Not good. That is way worst than no cover at all. GGCII screen protector is the way I would go next time.