They fall right out, no idea why ppl make a big deal out of pulling them.
-Drop steering wheel
-Remove Cluster and HVAC
-I removed the glovebox and unhooked the trunk button
-Remove 4 bolts in center and 3 on each side plus the 3 under the dash vent (pull vent plastic out to get to them)
-Dash will lift right out at this point
Then, if you want to do anything as far as the dash pad there are 12 screws (12 IIRC but it might be 11 or 13...) that hold the pad onto the frame. They are all on the backside of the dash, just remove them and the pad will come off the frame. Then paint/wrap/etch/whatever and re-install it and go. Swapping pads is actually a great way to do a color change and not have to worry about re-wiring anything if you are putting a dash from a different year in your car.
2000 Mustang GT Steeda #0048 34k miles. 99 Cobra 4V swapped, FTBR IRS swapped, exhaust, tuned by James Gordon.
Just because I give you advice, doesn't mean I know more than you. Its just means I've done more stupid ****.