If you really miss the tach so much go get one from a junk yard that has one. It's really not hard. Just make sure to get either one from a 06 or 05 I believe, I think you can even go 04?
Or depending on if you are willing to get into it? Go buy a 2 inch tach from Glowshift or someone online and install it.
And welcome to FF. Hope you enjoy your stay.
2000 SE wagon 2.0l Zetec.