When I said mechanically challenged, I did not mean somewhat, more like totally. In any case, the only shift pattern is on the gear shift itself. The screws that are loose( other than the ones in my head) appear to screw into the bottom of the console, so it would seem some how I need to lift the console or some part thereof to get to them.
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If you open your center glove box, there should be 2 screws that go in sideways for the section with the shift boot cut out. I believe there are 1 or 2 screws underneath the ashtray, and then 2 screws in the front of the piece, underneath the plastic part holding in the stereo......try that and see if it works. I recommend a magnetic phillips screwdriver so you don't lose any screws