The first thing I did with my new Washer Top Panel - tape off/cover the topside. Spray painted the under-side (white), added a clearcoat. This, I hope, will provide better rust protection and longer life....
As with all things electrical: U N P L U G is the first thing you do. Move the washer to give yourself some space. Plan for some water on the floor - have a towel or two at the ready. Mark the water supplies with a Sharpie before removal - acts as a rotation guide when they go back on (no leaks). Leave the washer discharge hose attached if you can - just be careful not to damage it.
Check Youtube for top panel removal https://youtu.be/qa6_ViM3xug?t=256. Those retaining clips were tough - use a plastic 1" scraper to avoid scratching surfaces. The video is not specific to replacing the the Washer Top Panel but does show a few of the needed disassembly's.
Once the lid is free from those clippy clips, move the the rear and start on the control hood. Keep the screws in groups for proper re-assembly. All the wires need to be disconnected from the circuit board and other locations. The sockets are unique and "locationally" maintained by the wire bundle making replugging error proof. But still, as others have noted; take pictures or video and/or use a sharpie to mark stuff. Some of the sockets are tight so take your time - may need a pair of plyers for better grip (be careful not to damage).
Did I mention take pictures or video and/or use a sharpie to mark stuff? This is important for proper routing and attachment points: wires & hoses.
The rest of disassembly is pretty straight forward - just keep track of screws.
The last thing I did after the Panel was completely removed from the base was remove the glass lid - interesting how that works..... Extra attention and caution here - it's glass and it's expensive - don't break it!!
Now at this time you may want to do a little cleanup around the tub - have a shop vac ready......
Grab your new Top Panel and reverse course - take your time and refer to all those Pics/vids!
Recommended (insurance policy) just-in-case spares (plastic parts):
> Washer Tub Fill Nozzle AGB72932402
> Washer Bleach Dispenser ACZ72910401 (tub)
> Washer Bleach Dispenser MBL62061402 (collar)
Especially important if the rust is at one of these locations - they may break with removal.
Any hoses or hose clamps need to be replaced - head to you local Hardware store.
For less than 200 beans; like new washer and another 8 years of service (at least, I hope). Consider refurbishing the rusted top for a later swap...... If you did it once, you can do it again.
The other repair reviews are spot-on, check them out as well. Good Luck!!