I know not everyone likes the look of painted side mirrors but for those of you that do here is a good step-by-step for how to do just that. It took me about 10 to take this apart and put back together. Good luck.
10mm extended socket or short with an extension
Small flat head screw driver
Remove interior side view mirror cover by pulling away from the door:
Use flat head to reveal two Philips head screws in the door panel:
Remove electronic panel by pulling up on the front then forward and up:
Remove plastic clip by pushing in on the center then pulling it out:
Unplug wiring harness and adapter from side view mirror:
Use flat head at the bottom of the mirror class to release two clips then pull mirror down and out:
Use 10mm socket and rachet to remove the 3 bolts holding mirror to the door:
Use Philips head to remove one screw holding plastic protector in place:
Use flat head to remove plastic cover at the bottom of the mirror then remove 3 T-25 bolts:
Separate base from cover carefully and remove one T-25 bolt holding the metal piece in place:
Use Philips head to remove 1 screw at the bottom of the cover:
Use Philips head to remove 3 screws inside the cover and remove mechanism:
Repeat steps on driver side for the same results.
Follow steps in reverse to assemble everything.