I rarely find instructions so detailed and foolproof. I ended up with a "new" iPod saving a bunch of money.
Read on about the incidents I encountered.
The working end of the plastic pry tool snapped off rendering it useless, but not before it irreparably bent the pink housing. The suggested screwdriver for which I paid extra did not undo the tiny screws, and I eventually tapped them out with a miniscule eyeglass-repair screwdriver. (Is it a coincidence I did not see a screwdriver in any of the photos?)
Ditto on the suggestion that the super-sticky adhesive presents itself as an obstacle. A suggestion to apply pressure slowly as the adhesive releases would have been helpful.