Nice work so far treetop,
If you do switch out units, I'm sure you can help someone out and recapture some $$ by selling that new bezel. I'm sure someone with the same dash would be interested in using a mini.
You mentioned you had trouble releasing the plug from the FG. If you didn't do it on this one, remember next time to put a good coat of wax (like mothers, just a paste wax) on the foil, it helps a lot.
Great start to the project, I'm hooked!