I already figured it out. I just needed to put more force into it, I was doing things right but it just seemed pretty tight. Thanks though!right, if you are still wanting to get the wheel off...
...there are 3 parts to loosen off: 2 levers, one on either fork leg - pull each one away from the fork leg to undo them.
then there's the axle itself to unscrew: look closely on the NON-disc side on the axle and you can flip out a mini lever. Unscrew this a few turns (i.e. counter-clockwise)...then u can pull the axle out.
now take the wheel out.