Do you mean the plate with the shift indicator letters? P, D, R, etc.? If you want to put a leather boot on it: it should just slip over, and then the ring sewn into the bottom of the boot presses in where the old chrome ring was. The only thing you should have to remove is that chrome ring. Do the instructions call for removal of the plate?
Edit: just saw their Walkthrough for the 5MT. They reuse the trim ring to attach the new boot, so you may need a stock shift boot.
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