Common Sense + Critical Thinking
That is probably one of the reasons they used the front axleshaft disconnect.First off, it was very tough if not impossible to shift into 4x4 low with my foot on the brake(Yes, tranny was in neutral). So, keep your foot off the brake if you do it.
Check out Gavio's or Mmusicman's shifters, or keep with electric shift and put it where you want.I am really interested in the 4x4 swap but I use my van for lumber/material hauling and I want to keep the space between the front seats clear. Do I just need to figure out how to keep the electric shift to 4x4 or do you have any other ideas?