I read that you can't put switches in the stock switch panel, so I figured I'd do it anyway and show you how.
Not to hard to remove really. If you have a teflon or plastic panel remover it helps. The top panel you loosen from the front first and the bottom panel you loosen from the top first, then remove the 4 screws that hold the cover on and start prying close to the clips to pop them loose. Remove wire harnesses as you go.
circuit board inside the switch panel
remove the switch panel and mark the centers
for some reason one of the covers has a retaining prong near the center of the cover. I removed it so the switch would fit. The remaining prong would hold the cover on, but I put some RTV on the cover to make shure it stayed on.
view from the back
the circuit board still fits and the stock switches still work. The new switches are only 3/4 of an inch deep and fit with no problem.
I mounted indicator lights up by the vents for each switch
you need to remove a little of the back cover for the wires to come out
Fuse block fits nicely under the steering wheel
just enough room
Looks good to me. I have to say, I think it took longer to do this write up than it did to put the switches in. I'm just a noob in the forums though, I'm sure it gets easier
If you live near Sac. in CA I do this kind of work and fabrication all the time look me up if you need something done or some help.