RE: Dash removal... help.
I know you can swing the dash out to the right, or to the left. Or both. All you have to do is just remove the door sills at your feet (pretty sure thats what there called). It overlaps the part that covers the left of your feet. Remove that, then their's 2 bolts. There on a swing and lock system. 1 on either side of the vehicle. After those are removed then you can swing the dash out. Not sure if this helps for what your trying to do. But it helped me fix the blower motor.
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I found this all out in one of those manuals that teach you to DIY. Taught me how to fix the blower motor. Worked really well. Very easy to understand. Tells you how to remove EVERYTHING on the dash. Best bet is to get one of those if your not to sure. Plus there always good for other situations.