Found a great way to get the cover off! Was able to tap 2 of the bolt holes using an M10-1.25 tap. Then I took 2 bolts and slowly tightened them down. A few quarter turns later it was off!!!!
Now the problem is getting parts for it. Apparently no one sells the fluid pump gears. However, the fine folks at Transtar Industries were able to get me the whole pump assembly for half the price of a junkyard full trans.