Well I learned something! And broke something along the way :P One should NOT attempt to pry of the sides. They will come of, but you will destroy the threading of 3 screws. What you want to do is find a flat screwdriver or similiar and press on one side of the hinge. (the front one if you keep the mic on your right. I hope it is visible that that can be pushed out. If you pick the wrong side (like me) you'll break the little bit it pivots over. Should you succeed you'll have fine access to the innards.