IslandMonkey - I have a '97 Sahara as well and I took mine out to straighten the stickshift angle. There are 2 in the aft section of the passenger side, 2 inside the "glove" compartment (with the flip up lid), 1 in the forward cupholder and the last inside the black rubber boot (around the stickshift).
If you carefully prise up on the lowest part of the rubber boot, it slips right out. When that's done, look on the passenger-side of the rectangular opening and you'll see the last screw holding the console in.
You'll see the bottom of the boot has a plastic "stiffener" that comes up with it.
Is your shifting ok? Is the 4x stick secured? It's easy to check once the boot is withdrawn.