To get the shifter off you first have to slide the chrome trim ring down. It just snaps on, a flat screwdriver should do it. Be careful, I broke mine and had to tape it back up! Once the ring is off, you will find a small set screw on the front. Take out this Philips screw and the shift knob will slide straight up. I haven't taken off the e-brake handle yet, but in many GM cars it is permanently molded around the metal underneath. Good luck.