One of the first tricks to doing automotive interior work is to not be afraid to pull or push like hell on something to find out where the clips or screws are. The second is to not use a screwdriver to do it. Screwdrivers almost always leave a mark or gouge in the plastic. A better choice: a glass filled nylon pry tool set that’s designed just for this type of use.
These tools are made from fiberglass-reinforced nylon and have differently-shaped heads perfect for jamming in tight spaces and prying off panels of all shapes and sizes. The nylon coating won’t scratch the plastic, yet provides enough strength to pry stubborn and hard-to-remove clips without cracking the panels.
Look at it this way: the $15 investment is likely a crapton cheaper than what the local stealership’ll charge you for a replacement panel.
Nylon Pry Tool Set [Eastwood]