That is so you can get to the front two shifter bolts... the lower shift boot will still not bolt up without fabbing brackets. The t5 tunnel is to seal the hole with the factory boot, its not hard and you don't replace the whole tunnel..I was just checking out the West Coast Fords write up on the swap. They said to just bend up the front lip of the tunnel or cut 1/2 inch out to make the fit better.
I am honestly not one for ghetto mechanics but I also dont really feel like dealing with all that BS with swapping the tunnels.
Guess I'll cross that bridge when it comes time.
Thanks for the info!!