Just a couple of photos for anyone wanting to know where it is and what is involved in the replacement. I hope in the future to post up a decent how to.
The super short detail is you will need to completely disassemble the entire dash assembly to get at the core. You might not have to remove the steering column or center console as I have in this photo, but that is probably about as much short cutting as possible. At least this will give you an idea what you are getting into up front and can make a decision of what you can do about your delima.