Originally Posted by hazmat101
Right side linkage. I was able to unhook from the white lever easily with plyers and a tiny screwdriver.
Pic of the driver side linkage
these two linkages are the key to getting the dash panel out easily and without doing any harm.
The passenger side linkage is hidden by the glove box, so remove that first to get to the linkage.
The driver's side linkage is a bit uncomfortable to get to, but doable and is up against the console above the pedals.
Again, remove these first and your experience will be much smoother. A plastic spudger tool ($5 from amazon or autozone if you can find it) does wonders in getting the dash started coming apart.
Work it along the top of the console from left to right and by the time you get all the way to the right you should have a gap there that you can grab onto and pull out relatively easily. There's a plug for the hazard flashers and a couple plugs for the rear defroster/ac/recirc at the bottom that need to be removed as well.