I decided yesterday to just cut them and figure out what to do with it later, but I did find some chrome furniture plugs I will try out maybe tomorrow and see if that works. I see that you can buy the brackets with lights from Auto Gem, but I didn't want lights. Also found that Yaffe sells plugs that will go right in if I'm reading it right. Also, Fireman Joes sells some plugs too.
Cool. The holes are about 3/4" so going to try that. Then going to sand them down, etch primer them and then paint black to match rest of the frame and then through in the chrome ends and see how they look.