NO you cant! To get the panel off open the ash tray, take out the insert, loosen the screw on the ashtray cover (wood) slide up and remove. Then look down into the opening, and locate the two lateral torx screws (not the two pillips staight down) which hol the upper and lower panels together, remove the trim ring and pivot the panel upwards, be carefull of the catch at the rear. The switches are mounted to the panel, change the shifter bulb while in there.
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