I couldn't get all the clips to release using 2 sets of din tools despite hours of effort, but i didn't have to remove the dash. i basically knew the old stereo was bad and had a new one to replace it, so I sacrified the old unit by damaging the old unit's clips until they no longer held it in. i can't remember what exactly I did but I recall i could see them and could see how they had to be forced to release. Be careful. i got it out by this crude method and the new one went in fine with no damage to console visible.