1) Lift up the lid and look underneath. You will see about 7-8 little screws- you will need a standard Philips screw driver 2) Unscrew them and them you the plastic underneath of the lid will come off 3) Next you will see 4 screws at the base near the hinge that still hold the lid. Unscrew the 4 using same Philips screw driver. You should be able to remove the console leather covered armrest. I had to this recently to replace the center console armrest- due to my sweaty arms over years, the leather ripped and hence I had to replace it.