And on the vinyl, its thin, but it will definitely leave a slight edge. if you seal the edge with 3M Primer 94 vinyl primer you wont get any water going in.. a paint on vinyl edge may not match aas good as the bumpers do since they are right on each other, but i think it would look pretty good. you can feel the edge, but you cant see it unless youre a foot away
then one theyre off, you can look into the door panel and see a single bolt holding the handle onto the door skin. i believe its 10mm. If you go out to your truck and open any door, look at the edge of the door and you'll see some black caps handle height.. there should be 2 per door. just pop them out with a flat head and theres your other 10mm bolts holding in the handle. then with the handle loose (it takes some persuasion) you can pull it out of the door as far as u can, and unhook the lil metal rod that attatches to the door locks, and done.
it sounds tricky, but its not. you just have to get rough with it! those handles are really stuck in there.