ok. i've done my research, but i still have a question for those with experience removing jetta headliners or replacing an antenna base.
Here is skoty's jetta headliner removal DIY
In it he also references JKREW's A, B, C pillar removal - which seems to be necessary before removing a headliner.
Here is another forum post where they remove the antenna without actually removing the headliner. They just pull the the whole thing down from the rear making a crease in it and claiming the crease "will smooth itself out" I don't buy it.
So my question is this. All I need to do is replace my antenna base.
Do I really have to go through removing the entire headliner? a, b, c pillars, visors, sunroof controls, seatbelts, etc...? What is the least amount of "extras" I need to remove in order to simply shift the headliner forward and off that clip in the rear to access my antenna?