Hydrogenation of nitrogen (N) doped GaAs allows for reversible tuning of the band gap and the creation of site controlled quantum dots through the manipulation of N−nH complexes, N−nH complexes, wherein a nitrogen atom is surrounded by n hydrogen (H) atoms. Here we employ cross-sectional scanning tunneling microscopy (X-STM) to study these complexes in the GaAs (110) surface at the atomic scale. In addition to that we performed density functional theory (DFT) calculations to determine the atomic properties of the N−nH complexes. We argue that at or near the (110) GaAs surface two H atoms from N−nH complexes dissociate as an H2 molecule. We observe multiple features related to the hydrogenation process, of which a subset is classified as N-1H complexes. These N-1H related features show an apparent reduction of the local density of states (LDOS), characteristic to N atoms in the GaAs (110) surface with an additional apparent localized enhancement of the LDOS located in one of three crystal directions. N−nH features can be manipulated with the STM tip. Showing in one case a switching behavior between two mirror-symmetric states and in another case a removal of the localized enhancement of the LDOS. The disappearance of the bright contrast is most likely a signature of the removal of an H atom from the N−nH complex.