I lengthened the wires and fabricated the center console piece for the LCDs. Once I installed them I found it hard to give up my center compartments so I tucked the LCDs in the dash (just below the center channel speaker) and left my compartments alone. I never really used the temp monitor on the LCDs. I usually would up turn up the A/C then back it off to a comfortable level once it got cool. Same with the heat. I rarely use the audio displays. I have been doing this for about a week and everything seems to be working fine. The option is still there if I change my mind.
I am currently using JL audio amps and CDT EF speakers. I'll post some more pics of my amps later since that option does not appear to be working right now.