Re: dash removal
The dash comes out somewhat easily, but it is very time consuming. I took mine out for a heater core replacement and even though Ford said it supposedly takes 8 hours to remove and reinstall the dash, it took me about 3 and a half. There are bolts on each side of the dash, but to explain it better, I'd pick up a Haynes repair manual and it will go through the process of removing it.
96 GT- Who knows what's in it.