the slot on the drive is towards the top and I have this space behind the dash thats perfect for it only if the slot on the drive (when placed in that space behind the dash) was towards the bottom.
basically if I cut a slot in the front aligned with the drive placed right side up, the slit (cut on the dash face) will not be vertically symmetrical (exactly in the middle) and would also require a lot more cutting to fit. thats all.
I hope that made sense.
im just going to put in the effort and get it right. whatever. it was a dumb question to begin with.