The transfer case shifter unscrews (at least in my '02).
Originally Posted by Offroadmuch
The transmission shifter has a screw hiding under a sleeve.
On the column of the shifter, right below the handle, is a plastic sleeve.
Carefully pry down on the sleeve between it and the handle. It should pop off and drop down. This will reveal a small set screw. Once you remove the screw, the entire assembly lifts up and off.
'02 Montero: OME suspension, ARB front bumper, Superwinch X9, sliders, 4mm skid plates, telescoping rear light, spare tire Blitz can mount, extended breathers, K&N air filter, BajaRack, IPF lights, Cooper S/T Maxx 265/75/16's, RUD 4x4 Grip Chains