Nope, shift knob is one piece, the silver piece below the know comes off with it. I was able to break mine loose using a simple rubber strap wrench. I didn't have to use heat, but some have reported having to do so. It has loc-tite on the threads (which you will want to replenish when you go to re-install). If you have to heat it with a heat gun, cover the boot with aluminum foil so as to avoid damage. Easy stuff...it'll come off with a little effort. You can find a cheap strap wrench at a local Harbor freight, think I paid $3 for a couple of them.
So I finally got my knob. The Harbor Freight strap wrench does not work. It will not grip tight enough on the knob.
Any other thoughts from folks that have done this?
My all black car came with a white shift knob and I hated it. Replaced it with the Indy-cator which is black with the display in selectable colors. I didn't want the old shift knob so just used some vice grips and a little elbow grease and it came off. Other people have used the strap wrenches and heat so they must have found something that works. That lock-tite does a good job of making the knob hard to remove.
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