Nice post charles. Gonna need to swap a mygig in. PITA that the upper dash is one piece. I'm gonna break a clip i know it.
Those clips are amazingly sturdy. You just need to pull in the right direction. I tweaked off the plastic melted mounts partly on the center clips but some crazy glue and time in a clamp and the mounts are studier than off the factory floor. Just be careful to pull back towards you instead of up on that center section after you get all the screws out first and you should have little problem getting it apart.