I have been trying for several hours to remove the airbag from my girlfriend's Beetle, but have not had any luck. I removed the gauge cluster to give me more room to pry with various sizes of screwdrivers, Allen keys, and other misc. things that fit. I have the Chilton's manual for the car and it says to just insert and pry, but it is not clear whether I am supposed to be prying the post that comes through, or somehow getting under that to pry on the clip itself. I can easily get to where I have contact with the post, and I can feel it move in and out as I push on the steering wheel near the horn buttons, and I have tried prying them in several directions, but I can't find any way to get past that to the clip. Is the tool(JC1000) designed to get around the post to get to the clip? Has anybody done this project who is still around? I read a few threads on here, but they were several years old. Thanks in advance.