Google Play Permissions and Manifest files help

Hi, so I’ve been working on this game for a year now and I’ve had my game on google play for a couple of weeks. People have been constantly complaining about it having too many permissions. So I went to my manifest document after I built my project and deleted all of the permissions and then uploaded my game, but it still had all of the permissions after deleting them in the manifest.

Am I doing this wrong? Do I build, remove stuff from manifest document, build again and then upload?

I need help fast, lots of people are concerned about these permissions. Thanks, Zach.

(In the screenshot, I deleted the selected lines before publishing update).

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hi, does this help: