[* black] A few more screws later, the [http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Outer_Rim_territories|outer rim|new_window=true] of the loop is still attached by a bunch of glue, so there's no recourse but to pry again.
[* black] No heat is required, just prying, as the adhesive is mild-to-medium flavored.
[* black] Uncovered, the single-cable LED array peels off fairly easily after being disconnected.
[* black] All 22 IR LEDs are conveniently labeled, and there's even a barcode. Cross your fingers for Oculus-provided replacement parts!