Now my car is no where near as "new" as yours but, with my car you just remove the center console wood and you can get to the light bulb. I would imagine you would have to remove the ashtray to get to the screws at that end, that help hold the console in place. I can't picture the exact placement of everything on your console but I am sure it's not all that different from my W116.
1994 MB E320 Coupe (199,500 mi)
1992 MB 190E 2.6 (173,000 mi)
1983 Porsche 911SC (148,000 mi)
2004 Volvo V70 2.5T (198,000 mi)
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