I saw a video on youtube, and was able to get the middle panel off fine, of course I can't put it back on now, as I pulled the springy cable connecting the heater direction switch out, and just joined the forum to try to work out where it goes back.
I am at college at the mo but can post up the Fusion guide when I get in.
Note there is a specific Fusion Haynes manual available :)
On an aside i'd actually prefer a tape player.... you can buy iPod adapters for very little money:)
Ok, here goes :unsure: ;)
Firstly, I've never done this myself; I'm just quoting from the Haynes Destruction manual so bear with me...
Secondly, the manual states that there's two different procedures: one for models pre and post October 2005 and as it says your car's a 54 plate I'm going on the ''pre'' version so hope that's right :)
To get the radio out you have to remove the heater control panel first (which I think is what you're struggling with looking at your comments)
You have to:
To then remove the radio remove 4 screws (top 2 and bottom 2) securing the radio in place and withdraw/disconnect wiring.
Reading your post back and comparing with the procedure above I'm thinking (hopefully) it's just the drivers' facia panel/s that will get you where you need to be.
Hope this helps :)