RE lighting the 'cubby' infront of the shifter - I know I saw the install guide for the factory illumination; I'm pretty sure you can download it from the Subaru US owners technical site thingy.
That would tell you how to get into the back of the cubby..(I'm guessing pull out the radio).
Oh here you go!
Honestly - takes an Aussie to help you find your guides. For shame.