Just remove the inst panel as a unit. 6-7 screws hold it in along with the wiring and speedo cable. Dont forget to mark the wires. Once the speedo cable is loose it comes out pretty easy. Put a folded towel on the column when getting it out of the dash. After that it comes apart pretty easy. Be careful when painting the needles, they're very delicate and can be knocked out of wack with very little pressure.