Originally Posted by shaeff
do '89's have a speedo cable? my '94 has a speed sensor, not a cable.
might want to double check that.
but to answer your question about dash removal, you need to start from the glove box and work your way to the left.
I've replaced my cluster and didn't have to remove any of the passenger side dash. I did have to remove from the bottom up on the drivers side, so start with the lower pieces and also the bezels that go around the radio and hvac controls and work your way up. Once all that's removed, you can then unscrew out the cluster and hopefully gain access to the back to unhook the cable. My suggestion, if something seems blocked by another item, don't try to force it, just remove the other item, it'll be worth it later when you dont have broken pieces.
BTW there was a change over year from which they moved from cable driven to electronic. I think its around 92. So most likely you do have a speedo cable.