Originally Posted by Sam Smalley
Thanks for the photo. Can this be done without removing the unit from the dash? Does the front pop off separately? I'm not comfortable with removing the whole system at this point.
Well, never say never but I doubt you can pop the front off easily without removing the unit and it'd be impossible (without breaking something) if you don't remove all the surrounding plastic. Once that stuff is out of the way you're just down to a final couple of bolts holding the unit in anyway.
Most of the dash panels just snap off, it's merely a matter of doing it in the right order. Pick up a Chiltons or Haynes manual for the car (Amazon has them if you can't find one locally) and it'll become a simple step by step process.
Meanwhile, consider plugging your MP3 player into the aux audio outlet and forget about the stuck CD till you get around to it. If your car didn't come from the factory with an aux plug (in the center storage box) add your own. Here's how I did it on my '04: http://www.gadgetjq.com/solara/audio_aux.htm