Total install time approx 2.5 hours but not really trying to break any speed records... Text Courtesy of Striped04
The top of the console is held in place by about six snap-in type metal clips. There is one screw at the front of the change tray just under the cubby below the radio.
Remove the screw and then pull up on the top of the console just behind the TC button (with the armrest in the open position). Do not pry at the plastic with a screwdriver, just pull up on the plastic. Once it pops up, work your way forward until all of the clips are unseated.
There are two plugs on the underside of the console. One plug is for the TC button and one is for the power window switches. Unplug the connectors and the piece should now be free to be removed.
Pop the clips loose and raise the shift boot up and out of the way.
Weather Boot Removal
The weather boot is held in place by a metal frame that has the studs manufactured into it.
The nuts for the studs are located on the bottom side of the transmission tunnel. To remove them you will need to lift or jack the car up and use a 13mm wrench. The back two nuts can be removed with a deep-well socket and a long extension. The front passenger side nut can also be removed with a socket but you will need to use a universal joint to get the socket to angle a bit.
The last nut is not easy to get to. I used a small 13mm box wrench to slowly remove it (wrapping my arms around the transmission so it could be reached). If you need more clearance, you can remove the four bolts that hold the rear transmission brace in place. This will drop the transmission a couple of inches at the most but it will not fall.
Once the nuts are removed, unseat the two wire clips from the weather boot frame and remove it by pulling up on it.
The shifter is basically in three parts, the shifter handle, The handle is attached via two 10mm bolts.When you remove the handle the boot stays attached to it. there are instructions with the shifter for removal of the knob
The dust cover, attached with 4 #25 torx screws
The shifter is attached to the top of the shifter base by 7 bolts, four in the rectangle and three in the triangle, once these are removed the shifter lifts out as a unit. now remove the two rear-ward large allen head bolts, one is visable on the left in the photo below Be sure to remove the rubber o-ring that is on the bottom side of the shifter. DO NOT use this o-ring on the new shifter.
Once you have removed the stock shifter you will understand why the throw was so long...
The B&M drops right into place, and bolts into the stock holes
Attach the gear handle using the red loctite supplied with the shifter, remove the two Matching lower allen head Shifter Bracket bolts and re-install using loctite to prevent backing out and sloppiness in the shifter handle.
Reposition the dust boot and get back under the car, replace the 4 nuts and tighten making sure the boot seats properly.
If you have the dreaded black boot, P/N 92169186 will get you the white weather boot. The boot comes with the metal mounting ring for $38.46. Pictured below are both the black (bad) boot and the white (good) boot, thanks to Ken aka kmav8tor.
Press the stock knob down onto the handle firmly, re-attach the shift boot plastic frame.
Replace the trim piece, plug the window and T/C controls back in, carefully press the piece into place starting from the front and working your way back, finally re-install the set screw in the front cubby.