Holy shit this is still alive? I reviewed the pics again, and yeah I see some marks on them. I did NOT originally install the shifter to begin with. What did you even pay for this like 100 bucks? I really wish you would have said something sooner and I could have refunded your money. But seems like to me it was in perfect working condition, and all the markings on the shifter are not visible with the boot on any ways.
Glad you got it all worked out.