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You have to remove the interior door panel and once it is removed then take the nuts and linkage off from the inside of the door.
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10
Remove the armrest.
Fig. 1: Remove the screws securing the armrest
Fig. 2: Unscrew and remove the door handle-on this 1990 Pick-up, it is secured with a hex head screw
Fig. 3: Take note of the correct order of the parts removed
Remove the door handle screw and pull off the handle.
On models with manual windows, remove the window regulator handle screw and pull off the handle. If not fastened with a screw, slip a suitable door handle removal tool behind the handle and detach it from its mounting to the regulator.
On models with power windows, remove the power window switch housing.
Fig. 4: Some door handles require a special tool for removal-1994-96 Pick-up type shown
Fig. 5: Remove the door trim panel with a suitable panel separator tool
Fig. 6: Exploded view of the door panel mounting-1994-96 Pick-ups
Fig. 7: Some accessory switch controls will have to be removed prior to panel removal-1994-96 Pick-ups
On models with manual door locks, remove the door lock control. On models with power door locks, remove the power door lock switch housing.
Fig. 8: Exploded view of the Dakota door trim panel mounting
On models with electric outside rear view mirrors, remove the power mirror switch housing.
Fig. 9: Exploded view of the door trim panel mounting-150-350 series Pick-up and Ramcharger
Using a flat wood spatula, or equivalent tool, insert it carefully behind the panel and slide it along to find the push-pins. When you encounter a pin, pry the pin outward. Do this until all the pins are out. NEVER PULL ON THE PANEL TO REMOVE THE PINS!
Fig. 10: Exploded view of the rear door trim panel mounting
Install by positioning the panel on the door and pressing the pins into position.
On models with electric outside rear view mirrors, install the power mirror switch housing.
On models with manual door locks, install the door lock control.
On models with power door locks, install the power door lock switch housing.
On models with manual windows, install the window regulator handle.
On models with power windows, install the power window switch housing.
Install the door handle.
Install the armrest.