Originally Posted by mcoffey
I have not had the gauge panel off yet but have had the one below it (the one with Stereo and Depth Sounder) as well as the one below it (the one with the switches and 12v power plug). Both of those are held on by double sided foam tape. Just go to the hardwre and buy a roll of 3/M 1/2 wide foam tape, then remove the panels, scrape old tape off and put new on. I assume the gauge panel is the same but cannot be 100% sure, sorry.
Mine was 1996 2100SR so almost the exact same boat :-)
Good luck and let us know what you find.
Thank you for the response mcoffey,
Just to be certain I am understanding your experience. The section to remove in the picture above would be the woodgrain plastic.
This seems very thin and possibly brittle. I'm sure care is needed when prying that off.
I wont have an opportunity for a couple of weeks to try this, but will be sure to get some pictures to share with any others considering this effort.