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Hi Roberta, here's the instructions on how to remove your door panel. I have to wonder though on why you are removing it, my guess is you window doesn't roll up or down and your replacing the regulator. Any way here goes.
Remove the plug and remove screw attaching door pull cup to inner door panel.
Remove switch bezel and disconnect power window/memory switch.
Remove screws attaching trim panel to door from below map pocket.
There are usually screws holding the door panel in place. Look around the edge of the inner door panel for any screws. There are also some screws under the arm rest on the door. Any items that penetrate the door panel must also be moved out of the way or removed (like window cranks).
Once you get all screws and obstructions out, the panel moves away from the door and lifts up and away. You may find that the window didn't come off track, but you may need to replace some parts as well.
YOU NEED CLIP REMOVAL TOOL TO REMOVE WINDOW CRANK HANDLE.YOU NEED DOOR PANEL FLAT TOOL REMOVE DOOR PANEL HATE TO SAY DOOR PANEL HAS AT LEAST 8 CLIPS LOCATIONS 4 CLIPS AT THE BOTTOM PANEL 2 CLIPS ON BOTH SIDES DOOR PANEL. YOU HAVE TO REMOVE 2 SCREWS HOLDING DOOR PULL CUP.YOU HAVE RELEASE CLIP BEHIND DOOR HANDLE USING TRIM TOOL.IF YOU HAVE TROUBLE GETTING DOOR PANEL OFF.HAYNES REPAIR MANUAL CAN HELP.
In my 2008 Cobalt, the front speaker in the driver door went inoperative - no turn signal noise, no warning chimes for door open with key in, seatbelt chime, low fuel chime, and of course, no music. All of those sounds come through the speaker. I switched the driver door speaker and the passenger door speaker, and now I have all of those noises back.
If you have manual roll down windows, you'll have to buy a special tool to remove a little clip that's behind the roller handle. This tool was included in a kit for about $7 that I bought at Harbor Frieght, but you might be able to find the kit at other auto parts stores. Google "removing window crank" and you should be able to locate a video that shows how to get it off.
Anyway, I switched the speakers and now we just don't have music coming out of the passenger door speaker, but at least we have all of the warning chimes and turn signal clicking noise again.
The dealer wanted almost $200 for a new speaker and to replace it (labor). Rediculous.
Have to remove inner door panel and is usually 2 bolts around 10mm that hold handle in, but the rods must be removed first and these rods are only held in place by a spring steel clip that just flips out off the rod at the handle end.
To remove door panel - look for visible screws under and around the edges and or handles, remove all these. If window is winding type a horse-shoe clip holds the handle on and can be pushed off with a screw-driver if you push the panel away from handle and look behind the handle. Then take a putty knife and or butter knives and insert between door and panel to pop plastic clips from door then lift on panel to remove from window jam. Be careful of wires and plugs after this. Remove plug clips and place panel aside. Remove plastic and sound-proofing if any in the corner near the handle and a 10mm 1/4" drive ratchet to remove bolts on each side of handle. This is a general answer but should work for the Cobalt as well. East Coast Canada Rocks!! :))
FRONT DOOR TRIM PANEL - REMOVAL
Release door latch and open door.
Roll window down.
Remove window crank Window Crank - Typical , if equipped.
Remove screws attaching trim panel to door Door Trim Panel and Trim Panel Screw
CAUTION: Do not forcibly pull trim panel from door, damage to trim panel may occur.
Simultaneously lift upward and outward to release retainer steps from inner door panel Trim Panel Retainer
Disengage inside handle linkage rod from inside handle.
Disconnect speaker harness wire connector Speaker And Power Mirror Connector
Disengage power mirror wire connector, if equipped (driver's side only) Speaker And Power Mirror Connector
Disengage clips attaching power window/lock switch panel to door trim
panel. Disengage wire connector from switch panel, if equipped Power
Door Lock/Window Connector
Separate door trim panel from vehicle.
Position trim panel at door.
Engage wire connector for window/lock switch panel, if equipped. Engage
clips attaching power window/lock switch panel to door trim panel.
Engage power mirror wire connector, if equipped.
Connect speaker harness wire connector.
Engage inside handle linkage rod to inside handle.
Align trim panel retainer steps with inner door panel and slide trim panel into place.
Install screws attaching trim panel to door.
Install window crank, if equipped.
Hope helped with this; remember rated this help. Good luck.
remove the front door pull cup screw
remove the screw cap and screw from inside handle and slide the handle rearward to disengage the hook from the inner sheet metal. disconnect inside handle from latch remote link if manual windows- remove crank with store bought remover tool. Remove the 2 pushpins from the door trim panel using trim tool pry away door panel  fasteners holding panel and push panel in and up . if elect windows disconnect switches
the handle part of the crank is held on by a small ring, you will need a small flat head screw driver- i used a butter knife, as it works better- push the door panel back just enough you can see behind the round part of the handle, you should be able to see the foot of the clip, push it off, make sure you don't do this in the grass, the ring will roll when it falls off. **please note this is a flat ring and only about the diameter of your little finger**