On my 300e, you have to first remove the wood panel, then there is another black plastic panel which must be removed as well. This plastic panel is held in place by several Philips screws as well. Once you remove the screws you should have access to the switches. The switches can be pulled off directly but as Spiderman warns - don't use pliers, fingers are best here!
On another note - if memory serves, there are some delicate black fiberoptic cables connected to the switches for illumination, be careful not to yank these too hard. Good luck!
2007 E550 4Matic - 61,000 Km - Iridium Silver, black leather, Sport package, Premium 2 package
2007 GL450 4Matic - 62,000 Km - Obsidian Black Metallic, black leather, all options
1998 E430 - sold
1989 300E - 333,000 Km - sold
1977 280E - sold
1971 250 - retired
"And a frign hat. They gave me a hat at the annual benefits meeting. I said. how does this benefit me. I dont have anything from the company.. So they gave me a hat." - TheDon