Anyone know how to remove the big silver button without breaking the bastard? Bentley doesn't cover that, it shows how to take the cover off - and by doing this without the button removed destroys the retainment tangs.
The dipstick's end has a perfect shape to get under one of the button's two tangs. With your thumb rock the button toward the opposite tang so that you can get the dipstick some room to get under the targeted tang. Once underneath, a slight twist will free the button
I ended up breaking the tab off the bigger silver trim piece for the ebrake. How did you get that off without breaking anything? And as far as the button goes. If you are looking at it from the front you can see a small opening at the bottom of the button. I used a pick and ended up getting it to pop out ( towards the dash board ).