I pulled mine without removing the dash pad if I recall correctly, but I would probably remove anyway b/c less chance to mar your new paint on the way back in.
I found a tack remover at Home Depot did the trick removing the trim fasteners; you probably want to order replacements if you haven't already (RNI658/659 at RN) just in case
2003 RR L322
1971 Series IIA
1983 110 SW (Incoming)
1994 D90 ST (PO)