I am trying to install a PanaVise mounting bracket to the passenger side of my stereo. Center dash removal is necessary to access the bolts that secure the mount. It seems that there was a small center piece that popped out for the 2011s. However, for my 2012, it looks like I will have to remove everything from the passenger side of the stereo all the way over to the driver's door because there is no seam in the panel on the driver's side of the stereo.
Here's what I have done so far:
-Remove the plastic cover and one screw in the top center dash storage bin.
-Remove the entire recessed cover for the middle center storage bin.
-Remove two center vent covers by twisting about 1/8 turn then pulling.
-Pop up the dash from the passenger's side of the storage bin all the way to the driver's door (also see below) and continue around the bottom of center.
I have been unable to remove the dash cover in the area under all the gauges, above the steering column. It looks like there are two pop rivets there but the dash cover feels like it will break before the rivets do. One of the center "pop-in connecters" did break during the process. I don't think this would have been preventable.
Also, it seems the driver's side vent does not turn the come out. I ended up putting a small tear in the silver border of it while trying to do this. Later, it popped out with the rest of the dash without being turned. It seems the driver's side vent does not turn, but just come out with the rest of the dash.
Can anyone confirm the accuracy of this? Have anything to add? Any advice for me on how to get rest of it out?