On my 2001, I had to remove the cheap flimsy flexible plastic cover from over the top of the grill, then reach in behind the grill and squeeze the backs of the clips to get them to release. I believe there was also a screw in the center of the grill in addition to the clips.

01 Convertible; Electric Fan; 3" Up Your Kia lift spacers; Tj 104's; 31x10.5x15's on Centerlines; Rear LSD.
GONE, all I have left are a few spare parts and the wheels.