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How to remove center console faceplate?

I want to replace the grey plastic with faux wood faceplate but am not sure what holds the OEM faceplate down? Special places to press to unhook, fasteners etc?

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After looking around the edges for small screws gently start prying around the edges at the corners first. the best option is to have your new cover plate in hand and u will see exactly where the snap clips are at and then you can "Gently" pry at those spots with a flat screwdriver to pop it off with

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