1) Ensure you have the proper bulbs:
2) Remove the radio trim. Do so by prying up the bottom and slowly and carefully pulling it out from the bottom up.
3) Remove all connectors from the radio trim plate. This includes the defrost and hazard buttons, the passenger airbag display, the A/C button and recirculation cable. With the exception of the cable all are harness wire connectors that detach when the clip on top is depressed. The cable is held in place by two clips (though I didn't, I see a strong potential of these two clips being broken while removing the cable - caution advised.)
4) Set the radio trim aside.
5) Remove the radio. It is held in place by these four screws:
6) Disconnect the radio wire harness and antenna. Set radio aside.
7) Start car, SET PARKING BRAKE and put car in "L."
8) Pry up trim around shift knob with a flat headed screwdriver. Do so carefully to avoid damaging the trim.
9) Once trim is up, remove fan speed control knob (it just pulls off) and remove the Philips head screw underneath.
10) You can now remove the trim from around the gear shifter (lift it up and over the knob), the HVAC controls and the 120V outlet and cigarette lighter. The trim is all one piece and is held in place by clips at the top. A little prying will get them off.
11) Another how-to stated to remove all the wiring from this trim piece. I found it easier just to let it hang towards the driver's side.
12) Now you should be looking at this. My little screwdriver is pointing to the two light bulbs you'll be changing:
You might also have noticed the paper - its there for a reason. Make sure you slide a piece of paper under the HVAC controls to catch the bulbs when you remove them or if you drop them installing the new ones (this WILL happen). This way when you drop them they simply land on the paper for easy retrieval as opposed to be lost in the innards of your Vibe's console.
13) Using a small flat head screwdriver, turn the bases of the bulbs so the two brown prongs line up with the corresponding holes in their mount. Then simply push them with a finger and they will fall out.
14) Now the hard part - putting the new bulbs in. For the passenger side bulb I found it easier to unclip the HVAC console using the two clips on each side of the console (if you look just behind the silver trim on the sides you will see them - a long enough screwdriver will undo them, just push down on the top and pull forward slightly) then pulling the passenger side forward until I could simply reach down, put the bulb in, hold it there and with a thin flat head screwdriver twist the bulb 1/4 turn to the left to lock it in place (it will take a little work to do this - make sure you do it from the front and not the back - putting the screwdriver behind the upper most prong and pushing hard while holding it in place with a finger worked for me). Push the HVAC console back into the dash until the clips on either side reengage.
15) The driver's side bulb is even harder - there is no easy way to reach it without doing more harm than good, so I devised the following. Take a little white grease from anywhere in the console and smear it on the fingertip that you'll be snaking behind the HVAC console to install the bulb. Place the new bulb on the fingertip and make sure its seated snugly. Next, snake your finger back behind the HVAC console and up to the bulb mounting - the grease will keep the bulb in place if done properly. Once you get the bulb in the hole simply hold it there with your finger and repeat the process from step 14 for securing it there. Once it's secure you're done.
16) Reinstall all trim pieces and connectors in the opposite order you removed them.
Hope this wasn't too complicated to follow but it was a frustrating experience and figured some advice could help others down the line.