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My kid just did an "emergency stop" with some 8 ft long steel rods spanning between the trunk and the front seat, which of course caused one of these rods to plunge through the center dual vent in the dashboard, breaking out the vent louvers on the right side. It's his 'first car' and he loves it, so we're going to try to disassemble the center console sufficiently to replace this dual vent louver. I found a 2011 Malibu LT with the same black interior in the salvage yard that had the bulk of interior parts and panels removed and stacked on his shelves - and the center dual vent was in great shape so I grabbed it. Now the focus is to disassemble this center console WITHOUT causing additional damage, and I'm looking to see if anyone can guide me to a disassembly video (YouTube..?) or any sort of diagram which could lead us to the correct means of taking this apart and putting it back together. I found a couple of YouTube vids that KINDA show the process, but this one guy was actually accessing the radio, and it also looks as though this person did some damage to the surrounding panels in his efforts. But this video also (inadvertently) showed this center vent and how it is installed (or so I hope) which I think is what we need to do. So I'm here to ask it anyone has any knowledge of this dash disassembly, or maybe a diagram that I might use to achieve this task?