Thanks all for the help with this. I got it now. Good thing I asked some questions because I probably wouldn't have noticed the 3 larger holes and just mounted it the same way the base plate is.
I did end up talking to Freud Canada today, and confirmed what I already suspected: the BF4000 universal router mounting plate IS NOT pre-drilled for Freud routers contrary to some of the literature I saw online. Apparently the BF4030 is the exact same plate as the BF4000, with the exception that it is pre-drilled for Freud routers, whereas the BF4000 is not.
As for mounting it to the table with or without the base plate installed, Freud says you can do either. The advantage of mounting it without the plate is that you gain a slight increase I the max bit depth.
Again, thanks for the help.