my light started flickering at around 3000 miles and went out completely a few thousand later.
I wiggled connections the last time I had the center console out, no joy. I doubt you have a burned out bulb, it is probably a bad connection like mine. the faceplate is a contained unit that is probably a huge pain to pull apart, so I would start looking for the wiring to it and maybe read wires.
the center console is REALLY easy to remove. the hardest part is removing the t-case knob. the whole thing just sorta pops off after that.