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I want to remove the plastic trim that encompasses the CENTER dash section surrounding the radio, A/C vents, temp controls, upfitter switches, etc. This is one solid piece and I believe is always black in color. The purpose of removing is to get behind the gauge cluster and that cover is mounted beneath the center trim fascia. There are no obvious fasteners and it seems very secure to simply pry off. I need to be cautious so as not to break it. Thanks to anyone who replies.

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There are 2 finish covers on each side,looks like the one on the left is directly over ash tray?
You have to remove these 2 covers and there will be a screw located there. Remove these 2 screws remove the upper center finish panel by pulling outward to release the panel retaining clips.

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