The center console is very easy to remove. It is 6 screws and a couple pressure clips. This link will show you photos and descriptions of how to remove the screws and how to remove any trim pieces. It the link I am posting he is wiring a rear view camera. You are finished with his tutorial when he starts removing the SYNC USB plate. You do not need to do that so stop there. What it does not show is how to remove the shifter connection. I will show you that.
Here is the link:
Here is how to remove the connection between the shifter and the transmission. It is easy.
Here is how to remove the shifter connection:
Look under the shifter and you will see a cable the extends from under your shifter down and into the dash. You need to disconnect this cable to remove the dash. Look underneath the shifter to where this cable connects to the shifter. It will look like this:
Now I have already disconnected it in this photo, but all you need to do is take a flat head and pry the female part from the male part. It is fairly easy. (To put it back on just press it back on with your thumb.)
Next, about 8 inches from the connection, the shifter cable is connected to the shifter housing by a pressure clip. You need to release the pressure clip as seen below.
Then from the passenger side, underneath the front part of the console, there is a power connection you need to disconnect. This connection powers your console lighting, 12v plugs, etc.
Once all this is complete, just pull the console backwards toward the rear seat. It comes out pretty easy. There are no screws or pressure clips holding the heat/AC pipes together. They just pull apart.
Let me know if you have any questions.