That's a bit of a pain to have to reassemble things just to go down the road. It looks like it should be a 2 minute job for someone with the right tools, so hopefully you'll get it sorted out quickly and cheaply.
If you have access to compressed air, then one of the most effective gadgets I've bought for the removal of stubborn fixtures is:
There are other types available but they all do...
Lovely thing - enjoy it!
I've always liked Audi interiors and for a modern car, that one looks pretty good. Most of the recent MB interiors I've seen are as about as subtle and tasteful as 1950's 'Rockola' jukebox.
Some members (of a certain age) may remember the comedy record by Tony Capstick who recalled some things you can't get now:
"We'd lots o' things in them days they 'aven't got today - rickets, diphtheria, Hitler - and my, we did look well goin' to school wi' no backside in us trousers an' all...
'Supersonic Flyers' - tubes of liquorice filled with different flavours of granulated sugar. Julian Graves (now defunct) health food shops used to do the same thing. Amazingly, I still have my own teeth ....
All I do with my car is wash it regularly with a water fed brush. I know this puts tiny little scratch lines in the clearcoat, but I don't care. A lot of people really enjoy detailing their car and that's absolutely fine - we all like different things. I do give the car a quick wax every few...
This is a statement from the UK government
If you have any of the following symptoms;
* an overwhelming sense of self importance
* a chronic case of double standards
* the ability to run a country via ventriloquism and marionettes
* the ability to sour milk simply by glancing at it