I read in another post where he had removed the clear plastic cover that is held by the pump lid, that goes on top of the strainer basket container, so he could check the wide flat gasket between that and the locking cover (ring). How do you get this out of the lock ring. Mine is held in place by 3 thick clear plastic tabs on top that look like they are just over the edge of the lock ring. If I take a rubber mallet and try to knock this out, will it break the lock ring. Anybody try this or know. Thanks.