Yeah, this repair *is* difficult. I broke the LCD (not the gorilla glas) and ripped the cables. The glue really is strong! So why does the Moto Z have an Ifixit score of 7? Even removing those small plastic and metal clips is hard as you don’t find which is the recommended way of removal.
Repair Index 7 is a joke. Watch this video all the way to the end: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2t6XfAPE...
You need 3 different types of adhesive to replace the battery! There are half a dozen ways to brick your phone while replacing the battery. No wonder these great phones are very cheap when a few years old. You cannot buy any original batteries?
This video really sucks. It’s cut way to fast, you just don’t see anywhere how disassembly is done. Instead the talk is just advertising the phone.