Who has replaced the mounting clips for the front windshield without removing the window and if you had to remove the windshield did it break?? If you did then, how was it done besides very carefully and with proper tools?
If you don't have to remove it, I would leave it in place. I would not take the chance... The clips are only to hold to strips, and in this spot you can put some fresh glue in place. The only reasons to remove is the typical corrosion by replacing the windscreen in a bad way. Or when the windschreen is cracked.