The Jeep Cherokee (XJ) is a compact SUV that was manufactured and marketed by Jeep from 1997 to 2001. Sharing the name of the original full-size SJ model, but without a traditional body-on-frame chassis, the XJ instead featured a light-weight unibody design.
Michael King, you can download the part of the service manual that deals with the removal of the center console, from here. Page 23-57 will tell you, and show you, how you will get it accomplished. Good Luck