Depending on what you're ding, you may not need to remove the center switch panel all the way. If you need to get access behind the panel or something else, you can simply unbolt it and pull it out some which is very simple to do. If you want to remove the panel completely, it is a little more work, but not that bad.
Here we will cover simply pulling the panel out to gain access behind it and removing the panel completely.
*NOTE: Before you can do any of this, you must first remove the center console.
**A recommendation before removing the panel. Wrap the shifters in a towel or something else to help prevent scratches on the switch panel when pulling it or working on it.
1) Remove the clips on either side of the panel by pushing in on the center of it with a small screwdriver or something similar.
2) Remove the 2 bolts (10mm)
3) Remove the switch panel. It snaps in place, so just pull on it.
Removing The Panel From Vehicle
If you want to remove the panel completely, you'll need to unplug all of the switches, USB port plug and the the 12v outlet. You will also need to unclip the factory wire harness from the panel. The clip in shown in the picture below.
1) Grab just behind the clip and firmly pull. It clips onto a flat plastic piece on the panel.
Re-arranging or Adding Switches
Re-arraning or adding switches can be a little tricky, especially if the panel is left inside of the vehicle. Reason being, is most of the factory switch have set locations on where they need to be mounted. Some of the openings are different and only allow for certain factory switches to be placed that particular opening. You can change up the positions of factory switches, but you might need to modify the opening to accommodate that switch.
If you look at the switch, you'll see side rails on it. The opening has a place for that switch with a cut out for the side rail. f you want a switch that has a side rail to fit into a opening that does not have a cut out for it, you can simply make your own. I used a Dremel tool to do mine.
If you want to add a switch to an open area or an area that already has a factory switch, depending on the size of the new switch, you might need to open the space up even more to fit it.