Originally Posted by markwb
There are two push pin type retainers above the instrument cluster which can be a bit tricky to remove as you have learned. The bezel piece on the ignition has to be removed, it should snap out. From there it'* pretty much just work that whole piece out of the dash.
The two push-pin things are ingenious...just push the core IN, and the removethe rest of the 'grommit'. When you get ready to put them back in, you reset the core to sticking out. You HAVE to remove the ring around the ignition switch. Having the steering wheel adjusted all the way down helps quite a bit too.
Only two electrical connectors to worry about. The HUD and Trip Switches.