How do I get to the shifter linkage? on 1990 BMW 735i

Can I get to the shifter linkage through the shift lever cover? Do I have to access it from under the car? If it's through the cover how do I remove the cover. I've removed the rear part of the cover that houses the cigarette lighter and blower vents and also have removed the rear bolt that holds down the front part of the cover but can't figure out how to remove whatever else is holding down the front part. I have removed the shift "T" handle already. Thanks in advance for any help you can give.

Asked by for the 1990 BMW 735i
Gently pry out the cover surrounding the shifter itself. You will find screws under there as well.