You will likely not be able to remove the black trim that is the base of the auto shift lever but if you have nimble fingers you can feel the lamp mount under D of PRND123.
This is true; however, if you have a right-angle pick with a relatively sharp point, you can easily remove this black trim base off the auto shifter. Stick the pick underneath the edge where the interlocking rectangular holes are (there are 4 of them, 2 each side) and slightly pry downward, and the trim will pop up. A screwdriver will not work too well because of lack of clearance and it is not right-angled. A right-angled pick is better.
Removal of the shifter handle is required in order to lift the black trim out. Remove handle as described by Dewey, but I add here additional instructions:
To remove the thumb button, first remove the spring clip as described. Then attempt to remove the button with just your fingers. If you can't do it, the reason is because the button part has a detente in it that holds it in. It's not a strong detente. Stick a small screwdriver or pick in the slot underneath the button and lightly pull it away from the handle. The button should come out. (Important: do not lift the handle off the shifter in this procedure.)
The button is comprised of two plastic pieces put together. The button that you pull out is the bottom half. The upper half stays in the handle when you pull out the lower half. (The lower half is the thumb button with the lower half inside the handle; the upper is the insides of the thumb button with the upper half inside the handle. The lower half is what keeps the handle from being lifted out of the gear shifter, which is why this lower-half must be removed first.)
Now, after having removed the two side screws from the handle, put your thumb over the exposed upper-half button and lift off the handle from the shifter. (This is the part where you want to keep the button from flying out.)
You will now be able to lift the black trim out of the gear shifter after removing the handle. There you will see the bulb on the left side, and you can see how it is removed and installed. From here, you can pull the bulb itself out of the socket without removing the socket. (Removing the bulb from the socket is not that hard, but may take some effort.)
However, you do not need to remove the black trim if you don't want to and are able to remove/install the bulb socket to/from underneath the black trim. (This comes from experience.)
You do have to remove the tan console trim (shown in SenorSubie's first photo, and missing in his second photo) in order to _easily_ access the bulb socket to remove it. It's held in place by 6 screws, two in front, one in the middle, 3 in the bottom of the back, inside the compartment. With this in place, it's very hard to get at the bulb socket.