If you read the first post of the thread I sent you the link to in my last night PM; you have the pictured procedure for the shifter knob removal (the one involving the U clip greg-sls kindly mentioned about). Also he is absolutely right in regards to the conduit, yes is a big round flexible plastic pipe going to the rear seat vents.
Once the shifter knob is removed you should position the shifter in D (i.e. dead center) so is easier to remove the bezel. Should you need to press on the button on the knob (witch now is removed) no problem press on the white plastic insert in the middle of the shifter.
Now observe the picture (hope you don’t mind I used yours), in the general areas where the yellow arrows point are 4 clips (some kind of spring loaded metal tabs). Well you pretty much pull the bezel up corner by corner forcing the clips. Should not be hard to brake loose and make sure you don’t pull on the wood part, under the wood is a plastic, that what you should pull from underneath (say using a knife of some kind of blade tool).
The bezel has the heated seats buttons and the PRND321 indicator thus expect 3 harnesses to be connected to it with just enough slack so you can put your hand underneath and disconnect.