Sorry, I guess that was too long ago to remember anything of value. I did finally get them swapped, same thing you are doing. Front buckets from an explorer to replace the bench in the ranger. Once you get it apart and side by side it will be solved. Good luck.
Back in 2008 you posted a question about removing ranger slider tracks from the seat mount. It sounds like you eventually figured it out. How did you end up doing that? I am trying to figure out how to remove 2001 Ranger slider and mount to 2002 Explorer seat.