I think I posted the steps for taking the cluster out a while ago with the blue LED dash threads, but I can't remember where it is... I have a slow connection here at work so I don't feel like searching for it. Anyways, getting the cluster out is relatively easy, and gets easier after the first time you do it. There are only a few screws and most of the stuff just snaps off.
It's been a while since I did this so the steps may not be 100% accurate.
-First, take off the shifter knob and take off the surrounding piece that houses the cigarette lighter and covers the shifting assembly.
-then take off the piece that is around the HVAC and stereo and disconnect the HVAC harnesses.
-Below the steering wheel theres the large dash panel that has a screw on the lower right hand side, almost underneath it. There are also two screws holding that piece in on the left side visible once you remove the fuse box kick panel. Then the whole thing snaps out (pull down and towards you)
-there should be 2 or 3 screws underneath that just under the steering wheel that were covered by the pieces you just removed. You might want to unscrew the steering column cover (star screws) and that comes apart if you squeeze the sides the right way (there's clips on the inside).
-There are two more screws that were underneath the fuse box kick panel holding the upper black piece on. Once the steering column piece is off, it makes it easier to pull the black plastic piece surrounding the dash cluster off. I don't think the column piece is required to come off... it just makes it a lot easier to get at the piece surrounding the cluster. That black cluster piece just snaps off too once the screws are taken out.
-Now the cluster is exposed. There should be two screws on the bottom, then the clear cover piece should come off. (possibly two more screws on the top... can't remember exactly) then there should be two more screws on the bottom (I'm pretty sure), then the whole cluster pulls and snaps out... be patient and don't be afraid to pull hard. You're likely to scrape your knuckles unless you find a real comfortable way of pulling on it. Try to pull it as evenly on all sides as possible. The harnesses are fixed in the rear and as it pulls out, the harnesses disconnect.
-Disassembling the cluster itself is pretty much obvious from there.
Hope this helps