Removal of the guage pod can be found somewhere else on these forums.
I was scraping the green film off the back of the odometer with a small screwdriver when I got impatient and looked for an easier way. I noticed that the LCD panel moved whenever I pressed to scrape. So here's what I did.
I used some tape to suspend the speedo needle in the top around 80mph. The platic between the tach and speedo was cut already (covered by the bezel anyways) so I could flip the platic piece up a bit.
Then using a q-tip cotton swab, I pushed the LCD up from the back though that little hole where the bulb goes in. Try not to press up too much as it will make it harder to put back into position. The picture will show how it flips up. What's show is already too much! Just flip enough to slide out the removable plastic piece with green film on it. I guess you can just discard that piece of plastic. But I scraped it off using a flat screwdriver and some acetone and put it back anyways. This took less than 2 minutes! I noticed that the film around the edges were extremely thick or much harder to scrape off than the center area! I couldn't even imagine the frustration of doing this though that little hole.
The pics show in the big highlighted area how the lcd flips up. the smaller highlighted oval is the piece of plastic with the green film.
The only hard part is putting it back. That plastic part has shaped tabs that will go back in only one way, so make sure the orientation is correct. Use some tweezers...etc.
The LCD will also have a tendency to bend back crooked! I spent about an hour getting the panel to bend back straight.
The needle rings on the base may pop up from flipping the plastics up. Push it back down with a small flathead screwdriver.
CAUTION: You may break the LCD metal joints! Needles may malfunction if not positioned correctly. Do this at your own risk!!!! I am NOT responsible