I finally got mine to come off. Unfortunately I didn't take any pictures - was too fustrated. You bascially pull it out / down like the passenger side kick panel. The passenger side is very easy. The driver side is very similar. The Hood lever stays in place. You have to carefully bend the panel around the lever and it should come out. The clip on the back right (towards the firewall) was the tough one for me. Just needed some muscle to pop it.
As a side note, if you wanted to pull the dead pedal out, it has one screw in it behind that side kick panel. So you can't get it off unless you get the side off first.