Now pull the trim panel forward off of the clips that secure it either side of the steering column. It should pull forward with a clunk.
Then remove the connectors from the back of the light switch and dash and light level adjusters as shown in figure 4. These can be quite stiff just be patient and take your time!
Finally pull the whole panel forward and not down to remove it so as not to snap the clips by the throttle and clutch pedals as shown in figure 5. It will probably foul
on the bonet release but it does come off eventually with a little manoevering!
Figure 4 - Removing the connectors from the switches
Figure 5 - Clip by the clutch pedal with panel inserted