Originally Posted by 2001chromo
Pretty sure the doghouse change was 1996, so for you, anything earlier should work. But the 1997's and newer > 2014 are the more common ones.
I'm thinking model year 1997 was the changing point as that was when the Modular Motors (4.6 & 5.4 V8, 6.8 V10) engines were introduced. Not sure the full dog house would interchange between the '96 & '97 but if they did the range of possibilities for factory-style snap in center consoles would open up quite considerably.
I also like the 2006-ish versions since the cup holders are larger, the portion closest to the floor is shorter making twisting around towards the rear area a bit easier with a factory fixed base seat. Here's an example: https://www.ebay.com/itm/2006-FORD-V...LH_TitleDesc=0
Price is right but there are nearly new ones available if that's your preference.