That entire section of the console is removable on the SVT's and some higher trim models of Foci. The OP should have no problem un-doing that.
The Focus came with way too many different types of consoles, it's ridiculous. Some had a removable piece around the shifter, some armrests, some pen-holders, some aux ports, some extra pockets, etc.
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