I took ours out completely when I built drawers under the seats. Just a few square head screws hold them in, you will have to hunt for them under the seat with the storage hatch removed. Not hard at all to remove. We just had the seats and backs recovered, which cost a fortune, but the bottom portion still had the cheap faux leather covering that will likely fail like everything else at some point. I'll have to figure out what to do about that when the time comes.
2015 Legacy 340KP
2012 Wrangler Sport