RE: Removing cig lighter
Actually you can but it is a pain. First things first. Do you want to remove the lighter assembly completely from the dash, or do you just want to wire into that electrical circuit. To gain access to the lighter you will need to remove the fascia of the center dash panel. Remove the screw above the “hook” on the right lower side of this panel. Then gently pull the panel from the retaining clips. At this point you will see the lighter and many other things still attached to the panel. The connector to the lighter should be obvious. You can disconnect the wiring by releasing the locking clip and pulling it out. If you just need to splice to the wires you are already there.
To actually remove the lighter from the panel will require removal of all of the wiring to the controls attached and then there is a trick to remove the actual lighter assembly. If this is what you are after I will send instructions for that.
There is a special Mopar tool that will remove the lighter assembly from the dash with the other stuff still intact but I don’t know where to find one.
Life can be frustrating sometimes huh?