I am replacing my Honeywell thermostat. I removed the old one and there is a metal plate inside the drywall cutout that the old one was screwed to. I need to remove the plate because the screw holes don't line up with the ones on the new thermostat and if I try to drill holes for the new one I will be hitting the plate once I get through the drywall. The plate seems loose and I don't feel any screws holding it on. How might it be attached? Thanks.

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    Welcome to StackExchange. Screw misalignment is very surprising. We need a clearer description of what you are seeing. Is there any chance you could edit your post to add a photo? – Harper - Reinstate Monica Nov 10 '19 at 14:56
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    Yes, can you add photos please? – ThreePhaseEel Nov 10 '19 at 16:00

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