I cut a hole all the way across the bottom about 3 inches high. The electrical lines I ran down the passenger side of the console (be sure and keep the lines out of the way of the e-brake. One of wires was almost cut when I dropped it down the first time.)narandomsortofw, in your pic below, do you have the little air bag or whatever box right in the way under the cupholder (on 6 speed cars)? If so, how did you route all the wires and stuff. I can't even get a finger through all that junk. Did you have to do a lot of cutting under there to make everything fit through?
The vacuum lines i ran down the drivers side. There is enough room just make sure not to kink any lines up.