So I had posted my interest in a replacing my black laredo steering wheel bezel with a silver one (see original post here: http://jeepgarage.org/showthread.php?t=37088
Thanks to a JG member who was willing to sell me his for short money, here is the step by step replacement with pictures:
INSTALLATION TIME: 30 mins
The original black bezel:
And the new one:
As always, disconnect the battery first. Since the install required removal of the airbag unit I waited a little while after disconnecting before doing anything (I have heard that some airbag systems can remain charged for a short while even after the battery is off).
Step one was removal of the 2 10mm hex head bolts from behind the steering wheel. These bolts hold the airbag/horn unit in place, and once removed the airbag unit will pull straight off.
Next remove the yellow airbag connectors by lifting the orange retaining clips with a very small flathead screwdriver. Once lifted about an 1/8 of an inch, the yellow connectors will pull straight up and out.
Next remove the two phillips head screws from the rear of the steering wheel on the bottom vertical piece of the bezel. Sorry no picture.
Then remove the four T-27 torx screws which hold the bezel to the wheel.
After this the bezel can be removed. There are four plastic tabs holding it in place above and below the EVIC and Cruise Control buttons. Be careful not to force these tabs as they break VERY easily (I found out the hard way)
Once you have the bezel removed, disconnect the two electrical connectors from behind the buttons.
At this point I swapped out the Cruise Control buttons on my bezel with the new one. The silver bezel I bought had the Adaptive Cruise Control buttons, and since I knew that these would not work with my vehicle, I opted not to have two dead buttons on the wheel. The button modules are removed easily with three small torx screws.
After that it's as simple as reversing the process and snapping in the new bezel. I should also note that my original bezel did not have the Uconnect buttons on it, and the new one does. These buttons actually do work as a plug and play add on if you have either a Uconnect module or the RHR nav unit.
All in all a very simple project, and since I truly hated the black bezel, I couldn't be happier with the final product: