Do you have a sticky joystick? Fix it here! Dirt buildup and long-term use cause sticky joysticks. For this guide, you will need a plastic opening tool.
Hold the joystick down with your left thumb to make space for the plastic opening tool.
Insert the plastic opening tool into the circle above the joystick and pry upwards to lift the front panel.
Slide the plastic opening tool around the perimeter until you can lift the front panel.
Grab the joystick and pull away from the controller to remove it.