I managed to take door panel off without breaking anything. The whole purpose of this was to change my side view mirror.
I have NEVER touched or worked on anything on any car before, this was my first time. I took time and was very careful and it all worked out fine and saved me few bucks.
I took some pictures during the process with my camera phone so the quality isn't that good..
1) REMOVING THE SCREWS
First, I removed the speaker cover to see where the screws for side view mirror was located.
It was fairy easy to take out the covers, all i had to do was lift it upward with little force and came right out.
I wasn't sure if this screw had to be removed to open the door panel but i did it anyway..
2) PRYING OUT TRIMS
I found it easier to pry out the trims using these spots without breaking anything..
I used a taped flat-head screw driver to pry out the trims so i won't scratch anything.
The main screw to open the door panel is located under window switch panel.
Once the trim is pryed out, disconnect all the plugs from switch panel.
3) OPENING DOOR PANEL / SNAP PLUGS
After removing all the trims(door handle, switch panel), use some force to unplug the snap plugs. There are total 7 snap plugs holding the door panel and the door together. Try working from the sides or the bottom. I found easier to unplug these working from the sides first. . Once all these are out, slightly lift up the door panel and should come right out.
4) TAKING OUT SIDE VIEW MIRROR
Once the door panel is removed, it should be easy to take out side view mirror and install the new one. But first you have to remove the speaker to reveal side view mirror screws underneath it.
Here's a picture of what it looks like after removing the speaker.
After unscrewing the bolds and removing the side view mirror.
Install your new side view mirror, connect all cables, screw back in everything and done!
I hope this helps!