The PO cut a hole in the dash for the stereo just under the cluster. I never really liked it there so I thought this would be a good time to move the AC controls to that spot.
I made a panel for the new controller so that it would cover the radio hole and hold the controller. I wanted the panel to be recessed so the the controller would sit flush in it. I used fleece and fiberglass resin to form it and painted it with a textured paint. It is a much better location for the controller.