To remove the console you pop the piece around the shifter base by pulling up on it. Then remove the screws holding the upper piece in which includes the two screws under the console lid as well as those under the piece you just lifted.
You can remove the upper section by dropping the shifter piece through it while lifting it out. It is best to have the handbrake on while doing this to give you extra room.
To remove the rest I think there was another screw under the transfercase selector window with the others being easy to see.