At one of the show and shines meeting with some fellow 9'ers they were talking about moving their plates up. I found a very old thread talking about it but since it was pre-upgrade there were no pictures. Thought I would try to give back a little to the forum that has given me so much. So here goes.
First of all I am not electrically inclined to say the least so anyone can do this.
Here is the regular beaver with the plate removed and your starting point.
I removed the reflector which also holds on the light housing.
The wires come through a rubber bit to keep everything from getting wet which is a good idea given the location. I wanted to utilize this since I am using LED bolts to hold on the plate and needed to wire them into the existing line.
Of course this is where I got paranoid since cutting the actual wire meant I was committed. So I did what every good man would. I called my dad so I would have someone to blame if things went sideways. Like I said I am not electrically inclined in the least so cutting wires scares me.
There was not much extra wire sticking out of the hole so I took off the rear cover and cut the zip tie holding the wiring for the back lights. This gave me about an inch more which was all I needed to make it work. It also gave me the chance to see how dirty it was in places I cannot normally reach. It's cleaner now.
I also unplugged the real wire to help give that extra inch to work with.