Last time I pulled my airbags, to install some shifter paddles on the Chrysler, I unhooked the battery and let it sit for about 20 minutes while I pulled out the center console and some underdash trim.
When I got back to pulling the airbag, no issues. It was probably more time than needed but it certainly guaranteed I wouldn't get a face full of airbag! LOL
Shifter paddles, you ask? Here...check them out: