I think a picture of the clip prior to gripping it with vise grips would be helpful.
What do you mean by “…turn towards the rear…” and, “…turn towards the front of the car?” Are you referring to the direction the bolts are facing, essentially saying that access is pointed in one of either directions, or are you referring to the direction of which to turn to remove the bolts, meaning clockwise or counterclockwise?
Will you please add a picture of the C-clamp depressing the piston?
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