I don't know why, but those switches bug the hell out of me.
I'd recommend not installing them then. No sense in driving around unhappy.
As for my install - I have the wiring harness in place, the switch panel hooked up, and have completed a round of testing. All switches work fine. I did one load test with my PIAA lights - that worked too. Work has stopped until I get an aux fuse box to install.
Routing the harness was a bit of work because it is so fat. After some trial and error - what I ended up doing was stuffing it through the front of the console first (see pictures 1,2). It was all I could do to stuff it in there and pull it out from the back end. I scuffed up the metal tape pretty good - but it came through OK.
Next, I routed it over to the driver's area and behind the pedals (picture 3). It does not hang down as much as this picture makes it look like - it really is tucked up there. I still need to secure with zip ties though. I routed it through the hole in the firewall, up behind the steering wheel somewhere, and then pulled it through from the other side.
I routed it along the fire wall over to the battery area (pictures 4, 5). Unfortunately, it came up just a bit short. When I measured it out, I figured 4' across the engine compartment, and then doubled that. I figured that going across the vehicle and back would be enough. I ended up losing a full foot to wire twisting, but I still should have had more slack than I ended up with. I'm not sure what happened. I should have made a 9' harness, which would have given me 8' after twisting, and then it would have been perfect. Oh well. I'll end up making a little extender harness 6 to 8" long and then it will be just fine (future installers, cut your wires to 9').
After scoping out the engine area - I'm going to try installing a mounting plate for the aux fuse box and relays on the side of the plastic divider next to the battery (see picture 5). That should give me plenty of clearance for everything and help make my install for accessories and such all nice and tidy.
That's it until I get the fuse box.
By the way - I do plan to paint those little chrome-ish rings on the switch panel flat black. (: