The answer is: After the air bag and steering wheel are taken off, the central disk underneath must be removed via three very small philips screws. You can then unscrew the three long philips holding the turn signal/cruise control and the after removing the wiring, the cover will come off.
Thanks for your encouragement Gilly.
This picture is what I am describing as the central disk under the sterring wheel ....
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