After talking to Simon today decided to remove the console this evening to get ready to send off to him to use for a mould. All very straightforward apart from getting off the elbow pad which was stuck down with a double sided piece of thick tape as well as the panel plug. After trying with plastic panel removers with no success had to use a very slim electrical screw driver and some padding and then came out easily.
Two self tappers held the rest on and then pushed the window buttons out from below after removing plug unit from button buttons then pushed out by squeezing thin metal retaining clips in. Seems my TPMS is still there so may take it to an electrical specialist to see if they can bring it back to life. Then inevitably need to do something with the sensors in the wheels if they still work at all. Any advice on that welcome!
TPMS removal was simply a case of gently pushing on screen and small amount of sticky stuff holding it in let go and 3 buttons not attached to anything but simply fell out of panel.
The console is surprisingly heavy as it seems to be made up of a resin base which gives it its strength so stopping the light aluminium being deformed covered with a thin sheet of aluminium as shown in the pictures. Not sure how they are bonded at all.
Seems reforming may not be quite as straightforward as I thought but will contact Simon the real expert and let him decide.