a crowbar will result in the loss of either fingers, blood, or your kickpanel pieces. however, if you simply take the two nuts off the back of the parking brake cable that are located under your hood under your brake booster, then take the nut off right above the lever for the parking brake, the parking brake will fall nicely out of your way, then remove all the screws holding it in. took me about 5 min's to take it out (what was left), it probably took the guy i got the car off of about 2 hours to bust off most of what i unscrewed. looked like the thing exsploded. he told me he couldnt figure out how to get it out, must be stuck. yea.... stuck to the firewall with screws! ok, vented. the pass side comes out even easier.