In the above pics, nothing touches. It comes closest in 4lo - 2nd gear is closest but doesn’t touch. And no contact with the console at all. Mine works quite well.
The levers did not touch on mine either. It's just that the clearance there is tight - apparently same as yours. And when driving off-road and shifted into 4-low, it is my fingers that hit the transfer case lever, not the shift lever. For me, that's a distraction and a nuisance. Might not be an issue for folks with smaller hands.
As far as the B&M lever hitting the console, I tried to shift it around but nothing worked. IIRC the screw holes on the plastic console were somewhat slotted, allowing for a little adjustment. I was getting a solid thunk shifting into 2nd and had numerous incomplete shifts into reverse.
FWIW, the only thing I could think of is that the Rock Hard transmission cross member that I installed at the same time lowered the back half of the transmission just enough to cause the contact at the console above.
I think that if I were to install the B&M shift tower in addition to the lever, that would reduce the throw enough to eliminate the contact. But that's not really an option for me either, IMHO.
Aside from the contact at the console, I found that the B&M lever (even with its minimal bushing) still transmits a lot of transmission noise and gear gnash that was not evident before. That floppy rubber OEM busing is what eliminates that.
I had to learn my lesson the hard way but if I were to re-attempt a short shifter on my jeep, I would get just the shift tower and NOT the lever. This would shorten the shift throw without the other side affects.