4 There are two more clips on the sides of the upper console panel to dislodge. Carefully work your panel tool forward, prying up on the console panel to free it. Once free, you need to unplug the electrical connector for the driver's side switch panel, and for the ambient cup holder lighting (if equipped). The shift boot has two fragile plastic clips that retain it to the shifter. Raise the console panel up and very carefully pop the plastic ring free of the shifter to release the boot from the shifter. Set the upper console aside.