I couldn't resist saying Hi!
I spent much of the winter on Padre Island myself, in my 24' Argosy.
Beautiful spot, cheap too. But then I saw you removed the tail light thingy, as I also did, but it seems on yours there wasn't an ugly big cutout behind the lights for clearance. They must have changed the moulding.
I had to do extensive patching to tidy it up.
For now I'm using simple lights bolted to the bumper. Until I find the perfect solution I can't bear to cut any holes,...