On the controller in my 300e, I found this small bulb really hard to remove & replace. I used vacuum hose to pull the bulb out. To insert the new bulb I put a straw over the bulb socket, slipped the bulb into the straw so it slid to the socket & put a chopstick into the straw and used it to push the bulb into the socket. Sounds weird, but it worked very well.
87 300e (white/black; amg body kit)
88 300ce (red/cream; amg body kit)
93 300ce cabrio (white/blue/blue top)
93 300ce cabrio (black/grey/black top)
98 ml 320 (totaled @ 137,000 miles)
99 clk320 (black/grey/black top)