On my 2014 Tour, if you remove the rubber strip covering the face of the step cover, essentially the stair riser, there are screws and an access plate that can be removed to allow better access to the step cover mechanism. Not fun to get that rubber strip off there though. I took the rubber strips off the stair risers and replaced with wood-look vinyl floor strips.
My wife has decided she doesn't need the step cover anymore, so we leave it in while traveling.
2014 Winnebago Tour 42QD
2014 Honda CR-V
Dave and Dee - Fulltimers since 5/2018