Been there, done that.
If the 2 inner screws don't allow the ash tray and face plate to be removed, the forward edge of the center console is placing pressure on the bottom of the ashtray face plate. You do have to remove the screw at the rear of the center console, but you only have to lift the rear of the console up a few inches to release presure on the ash tray face plate.
When you remove the ashtray assembly, try not to disconnect the power leads in the right rear. If you do, a needle nose plyers works to reconnect the plug. The male & female ends match to prevent miswiring.
R&R should be less than 1 hour, and you might find a present in there.