|I used a door
panel removal tool to release the snap clips
that held the door
panel to the metal door shell. A rigid putty
knife or thin pry bar would also work for this
Then I pushed the panel up to release it
from the metal lip on the door.
I needed to completely remove the door panel
from the car, I would've I spread apart the back
area of the door panel to slip the seat belt
out... but I was able to do my repairs with the
seat belt still threaded through the slots in
the door panel.