Its been done often. check out the worklogs/ . I moved mine (01 sport trac) from its stock location in the dash to the center console with no problems. The blower and temp control are electric and the blower direction was mech linkage crap but no problems to move down. IMHO take a look for yourself. Take it out and see how much room you have to play with the cables then go from there. Just looking at it, it seems like your biggest hurdle would mocking up a face plate for the move which really wouldnt be a big deal. Just check out the Fab forum here. There are some good write ups around working with glass and plastic.