so i finished the little project, and took pics along the way for future reference
once you peel back the felt lining, it should look like this:
after removing the 4 screws lift out the inner plastic. there will be 3 screws holding the lid in place, take them off
next lift the corners of the other felt lining, the one on the lid itself, and remove the 4 screws:
once thats done, remove these screws:
finally remove staples, and reupholster with your choice material.
here's what mine looked like...