I have my center sections out too and just took another look. Mine have fiberglass on all sides of each panel but maybe there is a wooden core in the thicker parts. Can you actually see the wood on yours?
As for getting out that front section . . . when you figure it out let me know!!! Maybe I'll have to PM mastercrafttristar 190 dude since he doesn't seem to be following this thread anymore.
2005 X2, Viper Red, MCX, OJ TZ-X5 prop, PPass, rear 750 sacs, KBS, IBS, Bennett Wake Plate, custom wake shaper
(previous) 2001 X5, 1991 TriStar 190