I was having trouble with cruise control last week. Every time I would use my turn signal or headlight dimmer my cruise control would shut off. Found the answer to my problem thanks to members Wingnut and Trouble.
1. Disconnect the Battery. Airbags are not fun to play with while they are "live"..
2. Insert a flat blade short (less than 6" ) screwdriver into the slots located on the back of the steering wheel ( ~ 3 o'clock and 9 o'clock, you'll have to do one side, turn the wheel and then the other). Pry from the outside to the inside to release the airbag clips. Remove the airbag.
3. Use a 12mm triple square internal socket to remove the steering wheel. Important: Mark where the wheel is centered.
4. Undo screws on the lower and upper covers. Move out of way. (4 small Phillips and one Torx)
5. Remove clips on centering ring. Remove.
6. Loosen bolt behind switch cluster (5mm Allen, on top). Remove connector (4), and remove switch assembly.
Now the tricky part. Look the switch assembly over, it's in 2 halves and a bear to get apart.. Until you undo the center clip ( ~ 3 o'clock) and it slides right apart. DO NOT PRY ON THE EARS UNDERNEATH THE SWITCHES.... don't do it.. Trust me..
Installation is reverse of dis-assembly. Make sure the centering clip rotates freely, mine clicked while turning after re-installing it. Had to remove it a and re-install it again.
So since I had my camera I though I would post this:
1. Disconnect Battery
2. Insert screwdriver in opening in back of wheel (See instructions above). This is the hardest part of the job. I didn't need to put the screwdriver in all the way. Lift the screwdriver handle up.
3. Remove airbag
4. Remove center wheel bolt (I used a 3/8" Hex)
5. Make sure you mark the shaft and wheel so you know where to put it back on.