Sure, sounds like a plan to me. It might not be until late this week that I'm able to get any work done on the car, though. Unless the grip can be removed by just pulling up the handle and accessing the screw by doing only that. Have you ever pulled one off before? I won't have the chance to even look at mine today.
It's just held by those two screws you mentioned. If you have a short screw driver, there should be enough space for you to undo those screws. I will take mine off later today and take some pictures so that you know what I got.
Sounds good. If it stops raining here later, I'll have a look at mine. The car's outside and covered, so I'd get completely soaked if I tried now. I've also got a tan center console if that's of any interest to you. The PO had the seats reupholstered in black leather, so he changed to a black console, too. The handbrake boot is a little faded, but otherwise it looks pretty nice.