Thanks for the reply Colin. Mine is registered 2017. I did buy it second hand so cost would be down to me as I did not spot it in time as I don't use the usb very much. I did have a quick look at the console yesterday but couldn't work out how it was fitted. I couldn't see any screws and did not have the time to start prying away at it.
Hi I had a time for another look today. Found the bolts at the rear of the console and the screws at the front. Undid them hoping it would all come off but didn't so bottled it and stopped there as I was worried I might break the cigarette charger which I use to charge my phone.
I think I would have to take out the part around the gear stick and as it integral to the look of the centre console decided enough is enough and I will do without the usb for now.