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Please provide some additional details:
Reason to remove the switch?
What does it control now?
Will it be replaced with anything?
As much information as possible to understand the situation,
Let me see if I understand what your need is , as I d not know if you need assiatcne removing th eold one or installing the new one since both have been mentioned:
1. You need to know how to remove the Decora switch that exists at this time in the switch box, is this correct?
Decor is a switch type and has no bearing to the way it mounts in the box.
The actual model number determines the mounting.
So, is this a screw less face plate on the switch now?
If so, look at the bottom of the plate and there should be a small slot to place a screwdriver and then slightly twist the screwdriver to pop the plate off.
The switch then unscrews and un-wires.
If this is not your switch, please post a picture so that it may be evaluated as the model so I can provide further instruction for its removal.
If the plate had screws, and the rocker switch had screws, that is all there is on a standard decora switch.
Need a picture to evaluate this "brown body"
The paddle switches come with their own body plate for installation into a switch box, did yours not come with all the parts?
What is the actual model number of the Paddle switch? Should be on the packaging.
So, you have everything needed at this time and can make the installation, I presume.
If anything further, let me know.
It sounds like the brown body is the actual switch box to mount the holding plate for the paddle switch
If so, then the rest should go smoothly with the video
The holding plate has a ground wire to attach to the house ground wire.
Then it mounts to the box, then the switch wires to the house wires and snaps into the holding plate.
Then the cover snaps on the whole thing