Speedometer illumination in late 1998 500SL

The speedometer illumination needs a rap on the top of the dashboard to make it come on. I want to check/replace the bulb.
Does the the instrument pod come out like on a W126. i.e ease a thin piece
of wire with a hook shape on the end past the edge of the pod and dash surround and carefully pull the pod towards you?
1989 W126 560SEL UK 1998 R129 500SL UK
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