Great job with the fabrication and install. I just bought a 2004 Ralliart that I was frustrated with the design of the console, but after seeing what you did I will now be attempting it myself. I'll be posting a log with pictures of the process for those interested.
I have a question though, how did you get the cables for the fan and vents to reach the back of the controls? They don't really change position and moving the controls down that far for me they just won't reach.