Where is the fuse panel located in a 1998 Mercury Mystique?

it is by the floor to the left of the brake pedal may have a plastic cover although mine doesnt Also... the panel drops down by pulling on a small knob, immediately to the right of the fuse panel. There are also fuses in a box (under the hood), to the rear of the battery. A fuse pulling tool should be in each compartment... they look like stubby plastic tweezers.