no instructions in your 2000 Owner's Manual? My 2002 manual has very specific instructions with illustrations. As was said above, flip it forward, look down at the base you will see a rod on each side of the seat frame, just pull the lock pins out, slide the rod in and move the seat left-right and lift it out, no tools needed.
2002 Wrangler Sahara, all stock, 5-speed, Dana 44, dual tan tops, 2nd owner.
2008 Hemi Grand Cherokee Limited 4X4, Quadradrive II, original owner, 24,000 miles.