After you gently pull up and remove the silver trim and gauges you remove the 4 screws holding the boot down then twist and pull on the shift knob while trying to not knock yourself out. I found it helps to get a large screw driver and a wrench and use it to pry it up a bit. Then it pops right off.
Mods: BBK Intake, BBK LT's and High Flow Cats, Corsa Cat-back exhaust, Hurst short throw shifter, SLP skip-shift eliminator.
7/1/09 Placed order for IOM/IO int/ SS/RS 6M
9/26/09 Took delivery!