You can do it.
Grab the trim piece connecting the fairing with the faux tank with your finger tips and pry it away from one edge. Be careful with it and you'll see that it's easier the second time.
Then it's just one bolt to get to the panel you're interested in.
AMEN!!!:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:If your bike is still under warranty, take it in and make THEM replace it. They have to replace that entire panel because they weren't bright enough to stock just the switches. Maybe they'll learn.
Otherwise, search here and you'll find a post someplace listing a source for just the switch.. it's a poor design..
I agree that from the back is the best way and use Radio Shack Tuner/Control Cleaner & Lubricant.Update:
I did take the trim piece off. I took out the one bolt and there was one clip on the panel that needed to be depressed(same side as bolt) and the panel slides out to the left. Then I took off the back plate to the panel. I wrapped the panel in a towel and squirted electric cleaner into the switch several times and that did it. Thanks for all the help!