I swapped a non armrest console into our focus. The latch for the compartment was busted and I could not find a replacement. It order to stop the rattling, I got one from the junkyard without an arm rest. I am sure you can do the same in reverse.
My Ride: 2007 Mazda 3 2.3 Grand Touring Sedan MTX
Wife's Ride: 2003 ZX5 MTX [SONY Heatunit][ST Knob][SVT Pedals][SVT Mirrors][SVT Silver Handles][K&N Filter w/ SVT Box and Snorkel][NGK Wires]