After I got hold of all the bolts off the dashboard, the centre console was indeed still attached to the dash, the main holding point was the plastic 'climate control switch holder' thats what I call it, getting in the way. It's quite a big chunk of plastic there.
What I did was to remove most of the wood from the centre console, (mine is a euro model with the 3 knobs), and loosened the screws from the 'holder'. I was then able to wiggle the centre console housing out, followed by the 'holder'. The dashboard removal was a breeze after that.
Let me take a look at the stuff that I had removed, and post you back again.
Hard work, but worth it.