After seeing Poli84's non-smoker pack tray swap, I decided to follow suit. Thought it'd be a 15 minute, 2 screw job, took me over half an hour (mainly looking for the third bolt holding on the grab handles). I followed the first few steps from the AudiRetrofit RS4 starter button guide - audiretrofit-rs4startbutton - Audi Retrofit - and managed to figure it out. It is straight forward, just not when you have no idea what you're doing.
The in-bound part (8P0 863 301 A 4PK), bigger than I thought it'd be:
Pull the gear lever cover up, and there's 2 T20 screws holding the ashtray in place
Messy under here...
Don't need this anymore, it'll be up the classified shortly:
Removing the grab handles requires taking out the aircon unit, which is slightly scary to do, but just pulls out once you prise the little surround off the card holder and hazard button.
Then the handles themselves - each held in place by an 8mm bolt at the front (beside the gear lever), a 5mm hex bolt underneath the handle itself (that has a neck on it so it stays in place once loosened) and, the bit that took me longest to find, another 8mm bolt underneath the tray the air con sat in, spent about 10minutes looking for these last ones.
Screw 1 (left hand one out, right hand one in place - the silver one)
Hex bolt (out, but hanging in place)
Screw 2 - squirreled away at the back, right underneath the aircon/nav console
Handles off, ready for the new tray
New tray in place, made of flexible rubber so bends and slots into place easily
Put everything back together and you end up with the 'after' picture
There's something pretty satisfying about spending an overcast Sunday afternoon taking things apart, and them actually all going back together too.