Rear lens seal

How do I remove the exterior rear lens? It appears to me that the lens goes from one side of the rear hatch door to the other side in one piece.

The seal is broken; so, I get water inside the rear hatch when there is rain or if I wash the car.

Remove the inner panel from the inside of the hatch and you should see the retainer screws (or clips) as well as the electrical plug-in for the light strip. In my car it’s accessible through two small removable panels on the main panel. Yours might be that easy too.