A major project, but worth it if you have a poor dash (I did) and lots of work to do behind it. In my case, I wanted to get to the heater, make some adjustments in the steering column and replace some brake lines. Once behind the dash, there are other things you’ll want to tackle, as this is a job most people don’t want to do twice: replace vacuum lines, install new firewall seals and remove the old, crumbly soundproofing. These photos follow the steps outlined in the shop manual.
The last two bolts are up at the brake support, behind the steering column. The dash will be loose. As I pulled it off, I disconnected the defroster vent tubing and the wiring. I am planning to pull and paint the steering column–if you are not, you’ll want to protect it. It’s easy to drop the dash on it and scrape the paint.