Only, I can't get the damn plastic panel open to even put the bulbs in. I think there must be some trick so off to my trusty pal Google I go. This is what I find:
Inside the trunk/hatch area, directly behind the tail light assembly, are two cover plates. Remove these with a flat tool (screwdriver will work) by prying in the small slit. They pop off. Inside one you will see a nut. This is a 10mm socket. NOTE: This nut is very easy to lose once loosened! If at all possible use a magnetic socket.
Other quotes include saying to just take the car into the Nissan dealer. @#!$@ I don't have time for this. Do you think I own a 10mm socket? Much less one that is magnetized? Honestly, I'm not even sure I could tell you what a socket looks like at this point I am so enraged.
I knew I should have just gone mechanic shop to start with.