By kickpanel, do you mean the carpeted piece that the right ankle of the passenger would touch (attached to the cabin side of the front quarter panel).
I was attempting to remove it by prying with my fingers from the door seal. It wasn't sounding too good. I guess I will try a long screwdriver/prybar from the door seal and hope the plastic doesn't shatter apart.
Let me know if you have any other pointers.
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