Thanks for sharing the info. I removed my console wood panel once and broke 1 or 2 clips. Sigh.......
You need to dislodge the window push buttons from the wood panel before you slide the panel off. Slowly push the buttons OUT from the bottom side of the wood panel, taking care not to break the snap-clips below. Aint too difficult.
By the way, RG, what were you intending to do when you removed the console?
1983 W126 (280SEL)