Things are about to get heated. We call upon our friend the iOpener to assist us in removing the Touch Bar.
Kids, gather 'round! Today we'll learn how to accidentally break the Touch Bar. Our efforts to separate the OLED panel from the upper case resulted in the digitizer separating from the display. You live and you learn.
Adding insult to injury, the Touch Bar flex cable is routed underneath the upper case, making removal just a tad bit more annoying than we expected.