Welcome to the site, from Boring, Oregon!!
I'll take a stab at your questions....
I don't know why there's so darn many Ranger Forums out there.... it is a popular little truck afterall. The oldest one has been around for going on 11 years and others sorta followed suit. You're part of the big three IMO.....RF, TRS, RPS.
1. Honestly don't know. Best bet is hitting up a junkyard and seeing if you can even remove those seem covers. I don't even know the proper name. I've never seen one removed like yours is now.
2. Cruise pods...WOW! Those are some really degraded pods!! lol. I've seen terrible ones before and ones similar to yours are now. I assume the bulb burnt out of them and people decided just to start reefing on it to find out what's the issue rather than research it and do it the right way. Best solution: get new pods. eBay is a good place for those....or a junkyard/salvage yard.....or even here in the classifieds. Post up a wanted ad in the classifieds and let the pods come to you! lol.
3. Floormats... Going local is the best option. That way you've got LOTS of options right there in front of you. I prefer a carpeted mat and I trimmed it to fit so it doesn't interfer with anything and to make sure it fits the truck right. There's really really cool molded plastic ones out there..... Here's a link to a thread that talks about the Weathertech ones... http://www.ranger-forums.com/f69/del...ontent-100274/
Welcome to the site, have a look around, and remember, don't hesitate to ask questions but remember that search button is your friend! lol. Oh.....and remove that darn hood visor thing. Those are gross. lol.