Ford CVH 2.0 SPI valve lifters

I need help to clean my Noisy valve lifters

Hey Scotty, I've got a 1997 ford Escort lx sedan with God knows how many miles on it. I recently pulled the hydraulic roller valve lifters out due to excessive noise in the valve train. They all look good(no excessive wear), but two of my valve lifters are collapsed.

Normally i would clean these suckers out but I cant figure out how to get the darn things apart to clean them. Ford put these weird retainer clips that i have no idea how to remove without breaking them. Can't find help anywhere on the web so I was hoping you could help out.

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they are not servicable, replace them