Why not awood shifter they can be had for around $80
I put a buirlwood shifter n my car. Relatively easy to replace, get center wood console up, loosen PRND gear selector cover, loosen nut on shifter at bottom, unscrew and put the new one in revers of taking it out.
I believe You can get a shaft from performance products I think, so you can use the newer 1994+ Shift knobs instead of the standard one on the car.
'92 300CE - Sold
2004 C240 - C7 Wheels
2015 ML350 - P1, Pano, Ash poplar wood, Sport Dinamica interior, Running Boards Keyless go.