Appreciate the responses guys! Thanks!
I just returned from my local Best Buy and I have to say, that was an easy task. I just snuck in right before they closed and they have me set up to receive another this Saturday. As was mentioned, since I have the box and packing materials, the delivery guys will go ahead and repack the damaged TV themselves so I won't bother disassembling it and trying to do it with my wife. I didn't expect it to be this easy to be honest as I've read about horror stories, although I think most of those come at or after the 30 day period. And to clarify, the new 30 day return period started tonight so it reset. I just wanted to make sure you guys knew in case some of you were curious.
Here's to hoping the next TV won't have any dead pixels (and won't be dropped 2 inches against the floor either due to faulty stand construction by the delivery guys!). At least now I have a flash drive that I know works and which I can pop in as soon as they unpack and setup the new TV to check for more dead pixels.