Well I guess I got it to tilt-up, just had to push the entire panel a little to the left as there was a piece of angle iron that locked the center portion of dash in place. Nothing really elaborate, just wanted update my post on my progress. I had tried several times over the past month or so. I've attached another post of my instrument panel in the up position, perhaps this will help someone else.
Now on to the next problem of troubleshooting my a/c heater control switch and no blower motor operation.
Ken in Nebraska
98 Fleetwood Pace Arrow, 35U
97 Ford F53 chassis