How do you get the door panel off to replace the door handle on drivers side in a 1998 Chevy pickup?

You need a special tool to remove the door and window crank and a tool for the retainers. TAke the inside handles off and then all o f the screws you can find then the retainers around the sides and bottom of the panel. When all is loose, pull out on the bottom of hte panel and push in on the top to disengage it from the door.