So I need to grab some 1/16th in. clear tubing, put it on the bleeder, open the bleeder and then squeeze the piston? I'm sorry guys this is my first time doing this and I can't thank you enough for your patience. :-D
That's it, although I'm thinking my bleed hose was 3/16ths... did I post something before? Geez, it feels like a Monday.
I may have this explanation kinda wrong, but here goes my understanding of how these brakes work. These are hydraulic brakes, in that pressure in the lines from the brake fluid works the piston. That is, there's brake fluid behind the piston (not the front pad, but the actual piston) - when you depress the brake lever, it increases the hydraulic pressure, which exerts pressure on the piston, which then moves out (towards the rotor) and applies the brake-age. Release the brake lever, reduce the pressure, the piston retracts.
So, when you are going to remove the pad and need to retract the piston to do this, you want to release the pressure that built up behind the piston mechanism. One way to do this is by opening the bleed valve. When you c-clamp the piston, then as it retracts, it will push brake fluid out of the bleed valve (release of pressure).
Put one end of the hose over the bleed valve nice and tightly; put the other end of the hose into some kind of container - old water bottle, milk jug, something. Brake fluid is apparently very caustic so you don't want to get it on stuff. Open the bleed valve by using a 10mm combo wrench - CCW just a little and you can release just a little of the pressure. When you depress the c-clamp, it'll retract the piston and more fluid will ooze out. Once you've got the pad off, pull the hose off the bleed valve and tighten her down.
No apologies for lack of experience allowed on the Forum! Not a one of us would be here if we hadn't started out lost somewhere along the line.