Yowza! Roger Bown's site is a gold mine.
Wish I had seen it before ordering a kit elsewhere.
He's got fixes for everything and sells them as kits or ala carte.
anybody considering a lift would do well to grab a cold one and spend some quality time on Roger's site before commiting to any particular direction.
Thanks again for the tip, Ive sent an email question to Roger for specifics on the shifter question I'll post the response.
Bend the bottom part (below the shifter boot) where the shift lever is ~1/2" bent steel rod. Bend it cold it is not hardened steel or anything. Some folks even just slip a length of pipe over the shifter and bend it in place. Whether you need to do this or not depends on what issues you have with the shifter. You can invert the shifter boot, move the boots forward or backwards, trim the sheet metal under the boots, mount the boots from underneath or even raise up the transmission: http://www.4crawler.com/4x4/ForSale/MotorMount.shtml
It is really not that big a deal. Harder to explain it than fix it. You put the lift on, find out if the shifter hits anything then it is obvious what must be done to fix the problem.