Replacing Switches on '89 500SEL

Hi Y'all:
Embarassingly enough the drivers windo switch has "failed" it switches neither up or down (you can feel it's broken inside when you "rock" the
switch. :-(
Probably won't cost a fortune to replace, but how do you remove these switches to replace them?
They are located in the floor of the Centre Console just to the rear of the Automatic shift lever.
Anyone know whether they "pull" out, or whether you have to remove the whole console unit to get at them?
Kind Regards,
Dan.
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Thaks for the "tip's" Richard & Lee, much appreciated.....
However, my switches are in "individual" recesses within the console floor plate - (there is no "strip" to pull up) - well, it is an OLD '89 500SEL :-)
Tried to prise (lever the little devils out) but they won't budge :-(
Anyone else got any experience of this phenomena??? I can't believe the "Tuetonic masters of engineering" could make something so perverse to replace easily :-)
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They just stuck... Really. After years of coke, beer, and perfume running down the console after setting something there, then knocking it over, you now have a film with the shear strength of JB Weld. Keep working it.
Lee
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Lee, thanks again for your help. These switches are each individually recessed ito the console plate. Tried to "prise" them up with sturdy steel blades, but all thta happens is that the veneer surround "crumbles" ..............are you sure about this?......hate to spoil the whole assembly if it's just 4 screws and some pressure. LOL
What a FUN bit of German Engineering :-)
Perhaps a squirt of WD-40 might hel "ease" these so & so's out?
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Nah, an 89 isn't old, that was the year they had the new soft leather.

They can be tough.
Anyone else got any experience of this phenomena???

You obviously neevr had a 108 with no heat. These switches, while tough are a cakewalk by comparison.
They're held in place by a spring at each end. They ARE in a strip. Pry at the north and south ends, they'll budge eventually.
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No, they're not in a strip. This all changed for the W126 in 1986. You MUST MUST MUST remove the center console wood piece to remove the switches, period or (NOTE) you WILL break the switch and console. Remove the ashtray, pull out the ashtry insert, remove the two #2 phillips screws there, lift up the coin tray, push the wood console slightly forward (about an inch) then lift upwards. Unplug all the switches underneath. With a small flathead screwdriver, unsnap the switch by gently prying on the tabs on each end of the switch. Replace with a new switch. Reinstall.
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