hi you can remove the unit from the car open it up and remove the key
open the door there is a cover at the outter side of the dash where the door close pry the cover out then remove one screw from the lower left side of the lower dash cover that is the cover that the key slot is install in then pull the cover off
remove the slot then remove the screws and opem the box
do not scrap the slot just remove the cover
let me know if you have more questions
I'm going to go out and give that a try - can you wait or do I begin again if there are questions?
just come back and post
I will be here
I'm stuck at "pry the cover off" - afraid I'm going to rip something apart that shouldn't be. No way to jimmy the key out of the slot?
I see the big cover under the steering wheel. But climbing under and looking up - I see at least 4 screws holding it on, as well as holding a bracket on for something else. Safe to unscrew all of those and try to pull the cover off?
Ok - making a little progress. Side cover had to come off, then the bigger front cover after removing several screws, which exposes the box that the fob slot sits in. Completely unsure how to remove the box - all kinds of screws. I guess I'll take a stab at those screws I can reach.
Got the box out - don't have the tools to get the tiny non-standard screws off the box to open it. Dead end. Thanks anyway.
Ah - I see a bunch of options. Would it be called a Torx screwdriver?