With the fascia removed, it's quite easy to take the instrument panel out.
Disconnect the speaker wires, and also wiring to the alarm LED (if you have one).
The cable is the white connector - squeeze the tabs and it will slide out. If you car is turbocharged, there will also be a vacuum/boost line going to the panel - it will just pop off when you slide the panel out.
Notice all my labels for the center pod switches and bulbs.
Again, that turbo vacuum line will just pop off when you take the panel out.
I'm going to put a boost gauge in, so I'm eventually going to put a T connector in that line and run one end to the factory gauge and the other end to my new gauge which I have yet to acquire.
In the meantime, I have plenty of space to store all the pieces I've taken off the dash :-)
Now we'll retreat to The Dungeon with the instrument panel and fix the clock.