4. With the brace correctly aligned press it firmly back and down so that the brace is flush with the plastic on the firewall. Trace around the outside of the back of the brace on the plastic panel.
5. Remove the brace from the car.
6. Remove the windshield wipers rubber molding at the top of the firewall and take the plastic pins out of the plastic cowl panel. To remove the plastic panel put your finger in between the windshield and the panel and gently pull up. NOTE: These are EXTREMELY FRAGILE and will break without applying much force. Before taking the panel completely off take the windshield washer hose off of the nozzles on the panel.
7. To remove the plastic cover on the firewall unscrew the 8 bolts that hold the cover on. The bolt heads are 7mm. With the panel out of the car you can cut the marked lines. Completely cut the vertical lines and score the top lines with a razor knife. Using a hacksaw will allow you to straight cut much easier than a razor knife. Then work the cut section until it breaks along the score. The razor knife can be used to trim the edges the hacksaw left rough.