when you say pulling the dash do you mean the dashboard has to come out?
No, they would call that the "Instrument Cluster". They normally have a link in the Service manual if there are other areas that need to be removed but this doesn't. If there is not some kind of "bezel" that is obvious when you get the previous parts removed then they may be talking about the "steering column opening cover", under the dash, that by removing it would allow access to the clutch rod. It can simply be removed with a trim stick. I want to just add that if we were getting deep into the cluster and electrical system there would be a CAUTION
for disconnecting the air bag sensor, and they don't. I think we're making more of this than we need to, I hope.
Here they have a slightly different term on the installation instructions.
1. Install clutch master cylinder (1).
2. Insert tube into master cylinder port and install retaining clip (5).
3. Connect clutch master cylinder supply hose (2) to brake master cylinder reservoir (1).
4. Verify that brake master cylinder reservoir is full and cap is off.
5. Position clutch master cylinder body vertically, with pushrod pointing down, for about ten seconds to purge air trapped from end of cylinder.
6. Install clutch master cylinder body to dash panel and 1/4 turn to secure.
7. Connect clutch master cylinder rod to clutch pedal pin. An audible “click” should be heard.
8. Install lower instrument panel bezel.
9. Connect battery negative cable.
10. Install air cleaner assembly (1).
11. Verify that brake master cylinder reservoir is full. Top off with DOT 3 brake fluid if necessary.
12. Bleed clutch system (More info on this is available too, if needed).
13. Actuate clutch pedal a minimum of fifteen times to allow any air ingested into the system to vent to the master cylinder reservoir. If residual air becomes trapped in the system, it is necessary to bleed the clutch hydraulic system.
14. Verify proper clutch release system operation.