I did the install on my e92 328xi this weekend. I did it via this shorter method and did not need to get under the car nor did I need to remove the console. The hardest part was removing the black rubber boot and getting the c-clip back on.
One nifty trick that my friend thought of was to tie a thin piece of string to the c-clip. Some folks in previous posts have shared stories of dropping and losing c-clips, but with the string tied to it, you can easily pull it back out if you drop it. Once we got the c-clip back on, we just snipped the string that was tied to it.
Alpine White 328xi coupe | Coral Red / Aluminum interior | 6MT | BMW Performance SSK |Sport Package | 18" Style 197 Wheels | Premium Package