Just getting on board with posting images. Here's my cut-out mod on this plastic cover. Also, notice the MSR extended shift lever. After taking the cover off, drill out slots at the ends with a bit slightly smaller than the slot width. Use a Dremel with a cut-off wheel to cut out plastic. Then clean up with Dremel and/or a file. You will need to paint since grey color on plastic will be removed from cutting. See brand and color of spray paint in photo.