have you taken off the front cowl?
I cant seem to take that off. is there a hidden bolt holding it there to the head light or something?
Yeah, I've had the whole front end of the thing apart a few times now. There are 2 small silver bolts buried behind the headlight assembly (in addition to the one bolt on the bottom of the headlight and 2 screws on the sides where the fairings attach), so it's pretty much impossible to get the front cowl/windscreen off without taking the entire unit off the bike.
Thankfully that's not TOO horrible to do, just get both fairing side pieces off and go at the 2 silver bolts & nuts (you'll know they're the right ones if the nuts have a round cap facing outward instead of just being a regular nut) that are holding the metal bracket that attach the headlight assembly to the frame. You'll need a long-ish extension for your socket wrench to get at them, just turn the handlebars from side to side to expose them.
Be sure to disconnect the 2 wiring connectors on the kickstand-side of the bike up near the gastank, those are for lights and gauges. Lastly, when you loosen up and remove the topmost bolt and nut, the whole assembly will come down and the bottom of the headlight will rest on your front fender, so be wary of that!
Haha, their engineers are all about just the basics and their bean-counters keep them from releasing high-quality color photos in the manuals I imagine. It's up to us backyard mechanics to fill in the gaps!