Have searched for an answer but was unable to find one so apologies if it's been asked before.

I have a 2017 TT RS and the one small gripe I have is the cup holder in the centre console under the armrest. This device renders the space pretty much useless to me as I don't need a cup holder and would rather user the space for storage of my mobile phone, wallet etc. They do fit around it but its awkward and takes a bit of fiddling.

Has anyone attempted to remove this? I've tried but it seems fairly well attached.