No factory truck shifter is ever going to be "right". My shifter was rubbing on the new seats.
After removing it, I just used a vice and propane torch to bend mine, it took a couple tries to get it exactly where I wanted it.
Sand, then painted with rattle can chassis black.
More than once I've used a truck's hitch receiver hole, scrap steel or wood to take up the gap, as a substitute for a vice for things like this. If you don't have even a modest workshop, I say use your imagination and improvise.