In order to sell, there must be a buyer. In fact, the whole statement
Say i was to have 100,000 dollars worth of bitcoin in my wallet
Is also partially incorrect, because X amount of BTC are worth X BTC. The USD value exists only at the point you exchange your BTC for USD. And in order for that to happen, you need to give your BTC to someone, and that entity will give you the amount of USD that you agreed upon.
In fact, your X amount of BTC doesn't even have a fixed USD value. Depending on which party (generally exchange) you use to convert BTC to USD, you may get a different value. Just look at the Price that BTC has right now on the various different exchanges.
If you are wondering why prices are so different, is because (going back to the original sentence) in order to sell you need a buyer: in order have an USD value you need to sell to someone, and the value of your BTC is whatever value you agree to sell and the counterpart agrees to buy.
Having said that, this is actually easier than what you think to find a buyer. The simplest way is to use an exchange that will act as an intermediate between you and the rest of the (buyer) world. At any point in time, there are buying orders for a specific price, and you can sell your BTC almost instantly as long as you agree on the ASK price.
You can also decide to set your own price, and the transaction will be finalized when a buyer agrees on your price.
Long story short, you will only get your USD when you will sell (exchange) your BTC for USD.