Easy. Take a flat head screwdriver and try to wedge it out. Be careful though. I broke a tab off of mine by being over confident. Use caution and be patient. Remove the peice and their will be two screws, unscrew them and just grab the armrest and it'll be in your hands. Put the peice back in its spot. And you will find their is an opening left on the top, just cover it up with somethingIs it easy to remove? I had thought it was all one piece...how hard is it to get rid of the armrest?