Its really not that bad as it seems, the only real drawback is that you can't do it on a whim, like you cant decide Friday your going to do it over the weekend and be up and running by Monday.I was going to go the 1FSTREX and Westrock way and do a dash mount setup with 2 SPA dual gauges in there until I saw the post about breaking the airbag panel. Do you order those replacement clips from Lotus?
Once you do it will see that the screws truly are built to be a consumable. They are very easy to break and easy to unscrew once broken.
I order 8x B121U0117F from LotusGarage. Dont use the website, just call there "technical" number (949.270.1013)...the website was broken and no one ever answers the "sales" number. You only need 4, but I went ahead and ordered 8 just in case I wanted to take off the dash sometime in the future.
So if you want to do it, then just go ahead and order them now so that when you finally get around to doing it, you have the screws.
Also don't worry about the "These parts can only be fitted by Lotus Dealers, who must complete and return the SIR, registration card supplied with, the part" part in the description, I think thats Lotus's description and was not ever mentioned when I ordered the part.