No knob removal required
There are two screws underneath that console which are accessed by removing the ashtray that need to be unscrewed
After that pry/pull it, the whole thing comes off pretty easily.
It will result in the removal of center console with everything conected. Pull off the wire harnesses and then you will seperate it from the dash.
BTW i own that model of civic and have DIY Audio installed the car, must have removed the console at least a 100+ times