i am working on this myself. no answer yet. but a beginning. if you stick a large straight head screwdriver between the panel and the door you can pop the panel out of the door. it is connected by small plastic pieces....just like on most cars. however it still will not come out. it seems that the arm rest is holding it in. the problem being, the screws under the arm rest (there are a few) are too tight for me to get undone. i will continue to work on it as i have time though.
SO, my assumption is that once you detach the arm rest you just need to pop out the panel. the plastic male pieces are connected to the panel so once you are done you just put it back in. it also appears that the inside window seal is connected to the top of the panel so once you get all of the connections undone you would want to lift it up to take it off, then to replace it start by putting the top part over the lip first then reattaching the panel.from the shop manual:1989-91 Vehicles
NOTE: Do not use the trim panel to pry the clips from the door inner panel. Replace any bent, damaged or missing push pins.
NOTE: Make sure that the remote rod is fully seated into the retainer boss, then function manually or with the power switch to ensure smooth operation of the lock knob.
Fig. 1: Front door panel - 1990-91 vehicles
Fig. 2: Rear door panel - 1989-91 vehicles
You can see the blueprint of the door on a 1997 Grand Marquis/Crown Victoria at the related link below. This will aid in the removal of the panel.
you have to remove the clips on the dash and take out the lock ring around the lighterr
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Using a screwdriver, remove the screws from the panel, remove the clips from the panel, and pull the panel away gently. Remove any wiring connectors, and remove the panel from the frame.
remove the door and window crank handles, tehn all of the screws you can find. Then the retainers around the sides and bottom of the panel and raise up on the panel to remove it. You may need special tools to remove the handles and retainers. They can be gotten at tne parts store pretty cheaply.