According to the manuals it is in one of three different spots (they really are helpful aren't they!!! :-) The owners manual usually tells general areas because due to different options and accessories installed in different vehicles they may not be able to place it in on specific spot. I think they need to improve their manuals but what do I know.
(1) on the kick pannel (thats on the side where your left foot would rest against the "wall")
(2) right under the steering column (usually on it, below the dash lip/cover)
(3) under or even in the glove box
If not in the above areas, ( try my ideas) try on the very end of the dash next to the door, sometimes they are hidden there and you can't see it until you open the door. On the firewall (the part that seperates the engine from the passenger compartment) directly behind the brake pedal.
After locating the fuse box (you will find it, just look real closely, oh, some boxes are covered with a lid and are usually plastic (don't open any of the metal ones, they are usually the computer) ) to open the box just pop it open by moving either the tabs or just prying up. You shouldn't have to remove the dash pannel, just stick your head under it (sometimes its very tight but you should beable to get in to see) at the most you may have to just unscrew a covering piece/pannel.
Let me know how you do.