Thanks for all the valuable advice. Looks like I'm shopping for a new piece. FYI, I purchased this set on eBay, it was described as "like new". The two top pieces are good, but the console piece is very cloudy and the plastic underneath that holds the fader switch is broken. So far, the seller has refused any compromise or refund. I usually find some good deals on eBay, but this one sure turned out sour, so keep your guard up if your shopping there.
'88 300E 265K
'91 300TE 155K