You'll have to remove the two screws and remove the handle part of the shifter then push down on the part on top of the shaft and it will release. Here is a picture,
the screws are almost impossible to get to with the angle i have to put the screwdriver into the console opening and the screws are extremely stuck. should i use a lubricant aka wd40 to help get them out? a regular screwdriver is the the best option?