It struck me that Instructables had no such guide so I set out to make a step-by-setp for other people with the same problem. I ended up learning an important lesson in the process.
Step 1: Order a new screen
I found no e-ink screens for less than $50. After some careful perusing, I ordered my new e-Ink screen from eBay and it arrived from the kind people of Shenzen in about 2 weeks.
Fifty dollars was worth it to me considering the price of a new Kindle and my desire to fix rather than trash. Everyone will have to evaluate this for themselves because as you will see, the repair process is not for the faint of heart.
Step 2: Tools required
-Set of Electronic Screw Drivers, both flat head and Phillips
(I highly recommend the Stanley set I use which have spinning tops, magnetic tips, and come with a sturdy case)
-Soft Plastic Pry Tool aka Spudger
Step 3: Begin disassembly: Pry Off Rear Cover
I would also recommend watching the YouTube video made by the PowerBookMedic group which can be found here:
STEP 1: Pry off the plastic rear cover. Best tool for this is a flat head electronic screw driver because the cover fits very tightly in the back of the Kindle; This step requires a surprising amount of force but be courageous because you are not in danger of damaging anything....yet.
Step 4: Remove battery
STEP 2: You will immediately see the large black battery which has "Amazon.com" labeled on it along with the other disclaimers. This is the first component to remove which is held in place by 2 Phillips screws at the top left.