Trying to replace kitchen faucet due to leaks. Was able to remove the top faucet portion, but the connecting piece to the bottom of the faucet does not appear to want to come off. I took off the screws from the 2 screw holes seen below. It appears the brass piece may be attached to the rusted piece ? Should I use a hammer and a flathead to pry the brass piece off ?
Would someone be able to point me in the right direction ?