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I have a 1998 jaguar xk8 and I need to lift or remove the cover plate that goes around the shift lever on center console to get to the park neutral safety switch.I cant find any screws or clips holding it.

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This is a clip on slide type of cover ,

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  2. Shift the transmission into Neutral. Remove the gearshift and transfer case shift knobs.

  3. Remove the 4 console screws and lift the console and shift boot over the shift levers.

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