Anthony - Not sure I understand your problem. The dash is bolted to the center console; you have to pull the trim, pushbutton unit, and switches. Remove the nuts; the bolts are more or less permanently attached to the dash. I removed the dash by sliding the passenger end of it rearward. It moved back enough that the center portion could be lifted up to disengage the bolts from the center console. Once it's all loose, just extract out the passenger side door.
Hazen - Yes, I can be rather fearless AKA stupid. I did replace all the vacuum elements while in there. It's wonderful having an hvac system which actually works!
I'm taking a couple weeks off from auto mechanics, then its under the hood to replace the compressor, condensor, manifold, dryer, etc. Easy job in comparison to the evap.