Installed today, along with the smoked side markers. I found, what I believe an easier way to install both.
I was intimidated by popping the outer plastic rivets to peel back the inner fender. Mainly because it's an exterior plastic rivet.
I purchased a small bag of rivets, fender clips, and plastic tabs from Amazon for $8.00.
I ended up taking the entire fender and inner liner off. 4-10mm bolts, 1-plastic tab. That's it. The entire fender and fender liner comes out as one.
Hold the fender on the tire and unplug the light connector.
The rest is pretty much status quo.
Passenger side ---- the scary part of all wire running on the JL ---- the rubber grommet of 100's of wires doom. Based on the flex of the wires and feel, I decided the lower left side of grommet from inside the cab would be my starting point. Wire coat hanger, straightened out as straight as possible, slowly poked through the interior gasket. I continued through, slowly, feeling for any type of blockage, wire bunch, nothing. I could tell I hit the outer gasket because of the slight flex when I gave a little push. I went ahead and pushed it through. No issues, no snags, nothing.
--straight coat hanger, bottom left side, going inside out.
--it took me 3-4 times to feed the wire through ... my tape/attachment skills were a D-.
Much easier than I thought.
So much room for activities:
Coat hanger pushed through inside out.
Below shows approximate location of puncture.
***One more edit***
Smoked Side Marker Light installation as I removed the fender. No need to pop rivets there either. Purchased a 16" T-27 thin driver. Maneuvered it along the side, removed bolt, unplugged and removed factory light, slid in the smoked light, guided the screw back into place, 5 minutes later, both sides were completed.