I see the point, although I hope no one will be making holes in the dashboards of our beloved Spiders!
Haha to be determined. In the dakotas case the hole we create is in a small sliver of plastic that you can only get access too by removing the glove box. The hole give you access to one 10mm nut, the only nut that warrants removing the dash.
It was an after thought by the engineers and after the Takata recall most of our airbags are easily accessible.
But its not always about being faster, in my opinion there's alot less things to go wrong, broken clips/connectors, a new squeak from the dash after being removed, all issues that dissatisfie a customer after a simple repair.
We would never do anything to damage the structural integrity or cosmetically damage a vehicle as it always comes back to bite.