So after struggling with especially the second clip on the variator side I wanted to share my experience that may help some newbie like me.
The first clip can be removed with a normal snap rings pliers or just two pointed slim picks. However, the second clip is different. I went through the cheap harbor freight snapping pliers and their better pliers that is the copy of the 30$ (at Lowes) channel lock snap ring pliers. None of these worked even with some playing around.
You must get either the treats 90 degree or do some serious grinding on a slim and long pair of needle nose to manage it.
That is all. :)