Thank you for the reply. Yeah I changed them both yesterday. It was a pain to remove the freakin residue! The only thing that works in my experience was acetone. But I got the job done.....eventually lolI replaced the front & reat emblems on my '05 TDI a few months ago, but I used factory replacements. The removal process is the same, pry them off & clean off the residue left on the rear hatch. The front was easy to align because it had 2 alignment pins on the back of the emblem & 2 holes in the hood.
I have a thread on here somewhere about replacing mine. Prior to pulling the rear one off I used some painters tape & lined the edges up with the emblem's VW letter edges to help me align the new one.