These will get you started. Replaced my throttle today with a new one so took a couple of pictures of the old one. I will get a photo of the lever off showing the neutral slider tomorrow for you.
Gently prize with a small screwdriver
As you can see its quite common for sand to collect inside and a small spider in this case.
I was changing the control lines over so had to open the entire case but I thought I'd show it here. To remove the handle fully you will need to disconnect the wires for the tilt control (if fitted) so the photos do show where the wires run. Make sure they are put back correctly as they can chafe otherwise and cause a short resulting in a blown engine fuse.
You will just have to loosen the throttle handle enough to give it a good clean / lubricating inside so dont be alarmed by the opened casing. As long as you unbolt the throttle unit and gently remove the cover then undo the bolt on the inside it will become loose enough to enable a good clean up. Some WD40 will do the trick if you can get some brake cleaner or a similiar cleaner to blast all the debris out ideal. If you can gently lubricate it on reassembly.
More pictures to follow tomorrow.