Author: Jonathan Swain (aka "PurdueGuy")
All S-Series with manual transmission
There are 2 ways to remove the shift knob – cut it and remove the clip, or pull really hard. The pulling method is easy enough, and doesn’t damage the knob, so it is preferred, but many people have hurt themselves when the knob comes loose suddenly.
The steps below should prevent some pain in the pull method, but take some strength.
Place the shift knob on the shaft with the flat part lined up, and push hard. It may be easier with a rubber mallet.