This is a crazy little mod I did one night when slightly inebriated...I guess you could call it divine inspiration...
I don't think its really deserving of the How-To forum...
Automotive Clear Coat
Bottle Cap from favorite beverage
Take a pocket knife or some sort of tool and press insert between rubber top and plastic center piece on top of the shifer. Pry the center piece out.
Take the two quarters and epoxy them together.
Clear coat the Bottle cap (I did about 10 coats and that held up for a good 8 months) I would recommend more coats though. Since there will be serious amounts of wear on the shift **** for obvious reasons.
Epoxy the Quarters to the inside of the Bottle Cap
Epoxy the cap inside the hole in the top of the shift ****, should sit nicely on the small post inside.
I will post a finished picture of the old shifter in my truck, tomorrow, hopefully.