Here's the template, I thought it was pretty well written, might be useful to some warriors who are trying to get anchor text changes made.
Note: This is for changing the anchor text of an existing URL, not removal. But it seems link Penguin was quite a bit about over-optimization of anchor text, so hopefully this wil help.
Subject: Adjustment to Placement on <websitename>
I'm contacting you on behalf of a client who currently has a link on this page of your website: yoururlhere.com/url-yo with the anchor text "your anchor text here'. We are interested in changing the anchor text of this link and can pay you a fee for your troubles. If you are open to this, let me know and I would be happy to send you more
details. Thank you for your time!