I have recently ripped out that rubber boot where the shifter is on the steering column. It was torn so bad and I tried glueing it and it looked even worse that I just ripped it out. Now I put a black piece of foam over the huge hole with a long cut in it for the shifter to move up and down in. It looks a little tacky though and I'm worrying about dust and dirt getting into my steering now. Anybody has any ideas how to fix that? How would a new rubber boot get in without ripping it apart again? Guess it's time for custom work inside.