Not that something may be off for him but some people have to cut/trim and some do not. I believe one of the differences is some year foxes have a different shape of the body plate that is over the trans tunnel. Some are more flat and lower, some are raised up. I know I've seen references to openings that were larger than others so maybe that hole is stamped out on the fly in the factory depending on the trans type? Just speculation.the hole in the floor should be in the same location auto or stick so something seems off.