I removed mine. It is held in place by 2 spring clips on each side near the top. The bottom of the panel is held in place by 2 tabs, one at each corner on the bottom. You have to disconnect the top spring clips from the seat frame, then lift the panel up and off of the two tabs at the bottom to remove itl. When I removed my panels, I had to stick a flat screw driver between the seat and the panel where the clips are. Push the screwdriver straight between the panel and seat to release the spring clip. The clips are about an inch down from the top on each side. It took a while to find the clips, but a flashlight always helps. Good luck.