RE: help redoing my interior
1) at least 2 or 3 coats of desired color... then a few layers of clear coat to give it that nice finish. also the clear coat will act as a padding so if something is to scratch anything, it'll chip the clear coat before anything.
2) pull harder
3) there are some websites that sell overlays that will change the color. depending on what color you are looking for will determine where to shop. i had a website that had all different color combinations for gauges but i gotta find it. as for all the other lights, there is a way to get back there and almost "stain" the color overlay. usually it is just a light behind almost a stained glass. so you can try to paint it a different color or replace that existing one...