Hey Bentin, yes, mine will be white also. Just heard it has been loaded with the transporter so probably will be delivered to the dealer this weekend.
I'm in the McKinney area... I think I saw your car (online) at the Fort Worth dealer but when I called it was already sold. Nice grab!
I installed a hitch on my MK 7.5 and yes, the bumper did need to be removed. Hardest part, honestly, were the two screws in the rear tire wheel wells. They fought me tooth and nail. I also cut a hole in the diffuser, but really wasn't an issue... measure twice and cut once. Used a Dremel and filed down the plastic burs.
I was sweating it also but it actually turned out fine.
I'm still curious which hitch you are thinking about buying. I've looked around online and shot off a couple of emails, but no one can confirm if the one I bought for my previous R will fit on the 2023.
Is this the one you are considering: https://torkliftcentral.com/vw-gti-trailer-hitch-by-ecohitchr?