I had as previously stated removed the side panels and side trims ( not the ones around the ceramic top). The side and rear trim around the ceramic top would not come off (after removing screws )as they appear to have been sealed, having removed the screws I had to slightly force the trim upwards and outwards to get to with difficulty the locating screws that held the ends of the control panel. I also unscrewed two triangular plates on the main frame, this enabled me to lift the panel out and remove the regulator in question. Having paid £28 for the advice given I would therefore query Creda's manual in the manner of removing the ceramic top.
You haven't actually paid anything for my advice.
You only pay if you rate the answer positively.
If you simply rate poorly, you trash my ratings.
I know what you originally stated but I didn't edit the instructions to remove the reference to the side panels.
I think you may have been trying to take the wrong thing off, it's the whole glass top that comes off, not the glass on it's own.