Yeah, so today I finally (two+ months later) worked on the Milano again, picking one of the coldest days we've had this winter to do so...
I actually had most of the fasteners removed that Graham D had suggested, except for one screw on the far left. You also have to remove the bolt holding the console between the seats down, so you can let the dash console slide back as well when the panel is pulled back. Then, you can get the pedals to clear lower instrument panel. I left the accelerator cable on so I can't remove the whole thing from the car, but I was able to get access to bolts.
I couldn't tell if the console between the seats was held down by a screw and lifted up on it. It turns out, of course it is. I thought the little felt padding in the bottom of the cubby hole was glued on since it didn't want to come up, but that wasn't the case. I don't think I hurt it much, luckily. Hopefully, I can remember where all the fasteners go when I put it back together...
So a small victory today, getting the clutch master cylinder out!
1986 Alfa Romeo GTV6, aka 'Benito',
1983 Alfa Romeo GTV6, 'aka 'The Red Lemon',
1987 Alfa Romeo Milano/Lemons, aka 'Alyssa Milano'
1987 Alfa Romeo Milano, spare Milano that someday will have a drivetrain put back in.