you can buy the special tools $$$ but good for putting seat springs back on too. Or get a coat hanger make a vary small j or l and slide it into the dash between the cover and the cluster. Turn them so the hook (j or L ) is on the cluster case and pull. Thats it.
2005 320 CDI
2006.5 VW Jetta TDI
1991 560SEL (179000 Sold)
1972 280SEL 4.5 ('The Lead Sled' 320000 miles when sold.)
1972 220D (225000 when sold)